Dean Innes to speak at ‘Extreme Planting’ photo exhibit

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Dean of UBC Forestry, Dr John Innes, will be speaking at the opening of the photo exhibit, Extreme Planting, on October 5, 2012 at the Alliance Française in Vancouver BC.

This exhibit presents a group of professional tree-planters in coastal BC. These tree-planters work in extremely challenging terrain and climate conditions, reforesting after clear-cuts. Beyond economical, political and ecological considerations, and sustainability, these tree-planters perform a very difficult job with a great deal of optimism. Indeed, none of them will see “their” trees in the magnificent prime they will display some hundred years from now.

For more information about the exhibit, and the photographer, see: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hern42/7977103853/