Challenges to our Future Tree Seed Supply


2243 Beacon Avenue
Sidney BC V8L 1W9

Event Date and Time
June 23rd, 2022 at 8:30am PST to June 27th, 2022 at 12:00am PST

Join the CFGA Tree Seed Working Group for a multi-day event, comprising of presentations, workshops and field tours. The purpose of this tree seed meeting is to address a key bottleneck in the highly ambitious global reforestation goals – the sustained availability of high-quality and adapted tree seed.

Challenges to our future tree seed supply are real and begin with a lack of educational coverage, research funding and interest, and continued infrastructure investment. The tree seed supply system is taken for granted and unsustainable in its current form. One of the meeting goals is to build strong relationships between organizations involved in this field. Prioritization of efforts needs to consider the whole spectrum of activities from tree seed science, to production and processing and ultimately the provision of the best seeds and information to the global tree seed market. We have put together a program to showcase “beautiful British Columbia” that highlights our forests and tree seed facilities, allows for scientific and technical exchanges and attracts people globally that are involved in our highly specialized field. There will be plenty of natural marvels to see and fun to be had, but the goal is to build relationships among those that want to co-operate and improve the existing tree seed systems in place. The hope is that we can build on this meeting and create synergies and opportunities to ensure a clear and informed message is provided to decision and policymakers worldwide to address our challenges.

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