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Wednesday October 11: Public meeting in Utopia on Tree Seed Plant closing

In Council Watch
Oct 3rd, 2017
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From AWARE Essa

The Ontario Tree Seed Facility is being closed.
-What is the Reason for the Closure?
-Why Should We Care?


to discuss the Ministry of Natural Resource’s decision to close the Historic Ontario Tree Seed Facility

Keynote Speaker: Ken Durst, Regional Services Manager, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) – With Additional Representatives from the ministry

DATE: Wednesday October 11, 2017

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Utopia Hall (8396 6th Line, Utopia)

Established in 1923, the Ontario Tree Seed Facility:
• stores approximately 5 billion viable seeds with over 70% of the inventory being storage for clients
• supplies select varieties of tree and shrub seed to tree nurseries and the general public, storing seed for forest industry clients as well
• provides seed purchasing options for small reforestation initiatives such as the “50 Million Tree Program” SOURCE: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources A leader in the conservation of Ontario’s forest biodiversity
Seed management is the foundation of any successful forest restoration program. With the help of the Ontario Tree Seed Plant, high-quality, locally adapted seed is available to ensure planting projects thrive.


Poster (please download, print, post or forward to your networks)

Sponsored by
Friends of Utopia Gristmill & Park

One Response to “Wednesday October 11: Public meeting in Utopia on Tree Seed Plant closing”

  1. It is with utmost importance to protect and safely store the seeds of our trees. It would be a huge
    mistake not to store seeds for future growth. Trees are of great important to our health, happiness
    and future and currant life. Whatever it takes to protect the seeds for the future we must do it.

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