Calling Kathleen Wynne and Kathryn McGarry: Save the tree seed facility, ensure healthy forests
AWARE News Network
The Ontario Liberals aren’t listening when the top forestry experts in the province tell them that their government has made a terrible mistake in deciding to close the Ontario Tree Seed Facility.
These are just a few of the leaders who have written to Premier Kathleen Wynne and Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Kathryn McGarry:
-Sean Fox, University of Guelph Arboretum
-Dave Harbec, Somerville Seedlings
-Ed Patchell, Ferguson Forest Centre
-Barb Boyson, Forest Gene Conservation Association
-Rob Keen, Forests Ontario
-Anne Bell, Ontario Nature
-Joyce Chau, EcoSpark
-Debbe Crandall, STORM
-Amber Ellis, Earthroots
And there’s a groundswell of opposition coming from those who work in the field as well as people everywhere who understand the value of trees and forests.
The Angus facility provides a vital service to the whole province in seed collection, processing and storage. ensuring that seed provenance is tracked so that trees planted in a zone are grown from seed collected from that zone, and giving the trees a vital genetic link to local conditions and the best chance for health and survival.
The experts think Wynne and McGarry have no idea of the implications of the closing.
Please help get their attention!
and get everyone you know to sign on too!
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