Tree Frog Forestry News

Forestry research shifts to climate change

By Bill Steer
The Tillsonburg News
February 7, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada East, Canada

ONTARIO — There is a forestry gem on the back roads that underlines why we depend on forests for our survival, from the air we breathe to the wood we use. The Gurd Research and Tree Improvement Area, about 60 kilometres southwest of North Bay, covers 200 hectares of land that has a history of forestry research dating back to the mid 1960s. The Ministry of Natural Resources actively managed the research projects and seed production areas until the mid-2000s, when the Canadian Ecology Centre’s Forest Research Partnership took over. …Guylaine Thauvette, a forest management forester with the ministry’s North Bay District… puts the current state of forestry research into perspective. …“Today, the effects of the changing climate and the changes in the demand for wood products require a significant shift in research objectives,” Thauvette continues.

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