Monthly Archives: December 2017

Nova Scotia forests are not the only ones over-harvested, but are likely the most over-harvested in Canada

Four items in Tree Frog Forestry News today (Dec 11th, 2017) illustrate that concerns about over-harvesting of forests are hardly restricted to Nova Scotia. LETTER: Timber companies have had their day in the sun From reader Nick Chatten in BC … Continue reading

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Scott Leslie’s clear-cut photos of Nova Scotia clearcuts

A picture is [sometimes] worth a thousand words; this is one of those times Scott Leslie, a renowned Nova Scotia author and nature/wildlife photographer, was the guest speaker at the Thursday Dec 7, 2017 meeting of the Halifax Field Naturalists … Continue reading

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Northern Pulp open house sessions & apparent behind-the-scenes-tactics apparently not working for them

It seems to come down to no pipe, no plant. UPDATE Dec 12, 2017: DeMONT: Journalist, miners shabbily treated by big business by John Demont in the Chronicle Herald, Dec 12, 2017. & in the same issue of the CH, … Continue reading

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Increasing carbon capture & storage should not be complicated for Nova Scotia

A letter in Voice of the People from Helga Guderley reminds us of Nova Scotia’s greatest assets for removing carbon from the atmosphere: …the best technology for reducing atmospheric CO2 was invented long ago. Trees, grasses, marine and terrestrial plants … Continue reading

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Editorials and letters about forestry in Nova Scotia continued..7Dec2017: an appeal for co-existence of forestry, fisheries, agriculture and tourism

Like many Nova Scotians, an employee of Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation who felt compelled to write a letter to newspaper about the effluent issue has connections to forestry fishing and farming. I’ve lived, gone to school, worked and volunteered … Continue reading

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Halifax trees remember the explosion

I sometimes think there are more big trees per hecare in Halifax than there are in most of rural Nova Scotia. Many are over 100 years old, some well over 200. So I guess it’s not surprising that some of … Continue reading

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Northern Pulp/Dillon on the road to reassure residents about Nova Scotia Pulp Mill Effluent Treatment Facility, Baxter book session cancelled

UPDATE DEC 6, 2017: A CBC story provides more details about cancellation of Baxter book event. “A number of events leading up to the signing, including aggressive conversations directed to store staff, have led us to cancel this event…” spokesperson … Continue reading

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Two upcoming presentations related to forests and forestry in Nova Scotia

Just received from MTRI: “Given the news of invasive Hemlock Woolly Adelgid arriving in southwestern Nova Scotia this past summer, here’s an interesting chance, December 12th at 7pm, to meet one of the American leaders in the field. This public … Continue reading

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Business and Public Consultation Meetings scheduled for the Abercrombie, Nova Scotia Pulp Mill Effluent Treatment Facility Replacement EA

With less than a week notice for the public I was forwarded an e-mail (dated Nov 27, 2017, addressed to “Forestry Supplier”) with this information: Dillon Consulting Limited (Dillon) has been retained by Northern Pulp Nova Scotia (NPNS) to initiate … Continue reading

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