P.E.I.’s tree nursery trying to keep up with post-Fiona demand

By Sam Wandio
CBC News
May 29, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

Requests for trees from Prince Edward Island landowners, schools, and community groups have “increased a great deal” since post-tropical storm Fiona in 2022, and the J. Frank Gaudet provincial tree nursery is trying to fill that demand. Mary Myers, the nursery’s manager says most of the trees grown there go to P.E.I.’s forest enhancement program, which supplies trees to Island landowners. She said trees for the forest enhancement program and watershed groups across the Island are the nursery’s priorities. If those two groups need more trees, the greening spaces program may get fewer. …The J. Frank Gaudet nursery recently added three new greenhouses to help with the P.E.I.’s contribution to the federal government’s 2 Billion Trees Program, which aims to plant two billion trees in Canada by 2031.

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