Mississauga reforestation company to receive $1.35 million in federal funding

By Krystle Hewitt
Mississauga News
November 10, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

A Mississauga-based tree-planting company is getting a boost from the federal government for its efforts to reforest areas affected by wildfires. Natural Resources Canada is contributing $1.35 million to Flash Forest, a company which uses drone technology for tree planting. It plans to plant over one million trees over the next two years at sites across the country ravaged by forest fires. The announcement was made at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus on Oct. 13 by Mississauga East—Cooksville MP Peter Fonseca. “There’s no question that the need for more responsible stewardship of our planet is urgent. There’s no time to waste, especially as we look to achieve net zero by 2050,” Fonseca said in a UTM release.  …The company uses drones, aerial mapping software, advanced seed pods, automation and machine learning in an effort to improve and speed up the tree-planting process.

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