Posts Tagged ‘silviculture’

WorkSafeBC has a plan to reduce injuries in forestry

February 8, 2018

RICHMOND, B.C. — WorkSafeBC has released a new three-year plan to help employers reduce serious injuries in the forestry sector through more focused inspections. The 2018-2020 Forestry High-Risk Strategy is a renewed commitment for prevention activities in harvesting and related operations. “The intent of the forestry high-risk strategy is to

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Former farmer recognized as a Green Leader for planting new forest

January 18, 2018

ECHO BAY, Ont. – Trent Massey was a farmer raising cows, chickens, pigs and goats in Echo Bay, Ont. But when he had to pack the business in and sell his livestock, he and his wife were left wondering what to do with their sprawling 30 acres of land. When

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Seed plant closure: facility losing money, MNRF says

December 12, 2017

ANGUS, Ont. — The Ontario government seed plant in Angus, Ont., is slated to be closed next year. The National Post reports there are differing views on the effect the closure will have on the reforestation industry. The ministry says the plant is losing roughly $1 million a year, with

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Scientists develop longer lasting Christmas tree

November 28, 2017

The successful development and commercial licensing of a Christmas tree species that will hold its needles longer to allow for earlier shipping was recently announced at Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus in Bible Hill, N.S., the Chronicle Herald reports. The new trees could have great benefit to the province’s Christmas tree

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More details emerge on the seed plant closure

November 28, 2017

A recent story on a local CTV News site talks about the pending closure of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant in Angus, Ont. Ken Durst, regional services manager for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry tells CTV the facility is moving out of its industrial plant and will

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Closure of seed plant draws industry concern

November 23, 2017

The announced closure of a provincial tree seed facility is causing concern among some in Ontario’s forest industry. In a letter to the editor submitted by Barb Boysen, general manager of the Forest Gene Conservation Association and Melissa Spearing, FGCA’s Seed Program Coordinator, the authors explained: “Management of high quality seed of

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Opinion: Closing seed facility risks forests’ future

November 9, 2017

The following is letter to the editor submitted by Barb Boysen, general manager of the Forest Gene Conservation Association and Melissa Spearing, FGCA’s Seed Program Coordinator.  “Tree seeds are of course critical to future forests. Management of high quality seed of known origin is crucial if our future forests are

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