Canadian Geographic and friends plant guerrilla mini-forest on the doorstep of Globe Forum Convention in Vancouver

By Royal Canadian Geographical Society
Cision Newswire
February 13, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

VANCOUVER, BC – A remarkably powerful and timely innovation in urban forestry – the mighty Mini-Forest will be planted outside the Globe Forum at the Vancouver Convention Centre this week. Densely planted these native-species of trees and shrubs, grow faster, acting as urban oases and carbon sponges. Canadian Geographic and the Network of Nature partners are advocating for the establishment of these tiny forests in demonstration plots in communities across Canada. In its second year, the Network of Nature’s Mini-Forest initiative, after undertaking a series of pilot Mini-Forest plantings in 2023, developing training resources and communities of practice and experimenting with monitoring technologies, has attracted champions in communities from across the country who, with the required financial support, are prepared to help advance a national network of Mini-Forests.

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