In Canada, 100% of harvested areas must be regenerated. In order to meet this requirement, Resolute relies on a range of forest management techniques, such as planting seedlings*, and valued partners, such as Hill’s Greenhouses, a family-run seedling grower located near Thunder Bay (Ontario).
Hill’s Greenhouses has produced quality tree seedlings for 40 years to support reforestation efforts across northwestern Ontario. Resolute and its predecessor companies have been purchasing seedlings from Hill’s for every one of the 40 years they have been in business. To celebrate their anniversary, Hill’s produced this excellent, fun-to-watch video documenting the tree growing process from start to finish – including some of the growers’ antics, stress relief strategies and penchant for coconut-lime gelato!
We think this video provides a great behind-the-scenes look at the world of tree growing and the hardworking individuals who make up Canada’s vibrant forest products industry.
Congratulations to Hill’s Greenhouses on their milestone. We are proud to have worked with this local family business for 40 years, and wish them many more years of success!
*To support regeneration efforts, Resolute relies on a range of forest management techniques and best practices, including regeneration surveys, site preparation, the planting of seedlings, and aerial and terrestrial seeding – all in combination with natural regeneration. The boreal forest has a remarkable ability to regenerate on its own. In fact, approximately 75% of the area harvested grows back naturally. Our foresters ensure that the rest is promptly reforested. In Quebec, forest regeneration falls under the jurisdiction of the provincial government.