Checking on Our Seedlings
As the leaves change colours and the temperature gets cooler, Westwind staff are out in the field doing assessments on planted trees. Just like children’s checkups, we measure and look at the trees a few times in the first five years to see whether they are healthy and how they are growing. This allows Westwind to ensure that we are successfully regenerating our forests and conducting sustainable forestry practices.
This year, Westwind planted 296,800 white pine, red pine, and white spruce seedlings! We also check the quality of planting to make sure that the trees have the best possible chance of becoming the large, healthy forests of tomorrow.
Here is a healthy white pine seedling in one of our survival assessment plots that was planted in the spring of 2016. Each tree in the plot has a tag and number so we can track it easily over time.