A Demonstration Forest Exists in Port Saunders

DEMONSTRATION FOREST TRAIL IN PORT SAUNDERS IS JUST A BRILLIANT ASSET TO OUR GREAT NORTHERN PENINSULA. LOCATED BEHIND FORESTRY BUILDING OR PART OF THE INTERCONNECTED TRAIL SYSTEM.

I truly enjoyed walking through the forest to learn more about different species of trees and also to visit Tom Taylor’s Pond. This trail is about 1 KM and a great learning experience for all ages.

There are interpretative boards highlighting the species of tree and more information about them. Many of which you would not find in our local forests. A sign also states that various larch species were planted in 1994 to see which types would perform best in the Northern climate.

The forest sector has been important to the development of the Great Northern Peninsula, particularly in the Hawke’s Bay, Roddickton and Main Brook areas. Part of Dr. Grenfell’s health drive was to create year-round employment, which meant a sawmill in Canada Bay more than 100 years ago.

The establishment of a demonstration or model forest in Port Saunders is well worth a visit. Take time to learn about the various species of trees and enjoy nature.

Live Rural NL –

Christopher Mitchelmore

4 comments

  1. Looks very special. ,but I as American us part thinks the people there are your greatest asset

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