Old Growth Forests

In anticipation of the upcoming tour of Kinghurst Forest Nature Reserve this coming Saturday, our former website guru Neil Baldwin found this fantastic article describing the characteristics of old growth forests. If you are attended the event on Saturday, or would like to learn a little more about old growth forests, take a read of …

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Crazy/Amazing Trees Video

Good afternoon everyone! This video was shared with us showing some amazing and crazy trees from around the world. Sit back and relax for a couple of minutes on this windy and dreary day. The picture to the right, is of a tree in Ponta Delgada, Azores. Many of the limbs are being held up …

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How Trees Talk to Each Other

"A forest is much more than what you see," says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery -- trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new …

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Notice to Members: Angus Tree Seed Plant closure

On August 28th, 2017, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry announced the closing of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant located at Angus, Ontario. This facility, known in the forest industry as the Angus Tree Seed Plant, began operation in 1923 and during its early life provided viable tree seed to all of Ontario. Today …

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OMNRF Forest Health Conditions Report Released

The most recent forest health conditions report is now available! Compiling this report is a team effort by Biodiversity and Monitoring Section’s forest health monitoring crew, who work with other MNRF staff and external partners to keep tabs on what’s bugging Ontario’s forests. Highlights from 2016: Area damaged by forest tent caterpillar increased by over …

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