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Author Peter Wohlleben's new best-selling book reveals the secret lives of trees to all of us.

Author Peter Wohlleben's new best-selling book reveals the secret lives of trees to all of us.

Posted Oct 13th, 2016 in Announcements, Research, Calendar, Mycorrhizae, Media, Video, Science

German forester Peter Wohlleben has been watching, listening to, and working with forest trees all of his life. He has developed a keen understanding of these magnificent living wonders, and has found them not only fascinating as a group, but each separate tree has revealed it self to have a unique, and individual way of interacting with it's environment. Peter understands that resorting to anthropomorphism when talking about trees risks his scientific credibility - but as he shows in his book,

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An Ectomycorrhizae - Laccaria bicolor - pops up next to Aspen and Birch in October

An Ectomycorrhizae - Laccaria bicolor - pops up next to Aspen and Birch in October

Posted Oct 3rd, 2016 in Calendar, Mycorrhizae, Science

Laccaria bicolor are an ectomycorrhizal partner of a number of hardwood deciduous trees and conifers, and these mushroom caps appear briefly in the fall as part of their reproductive cycle. In this case, the nearby host trees are a combination of Aspen (Poplar) and Birch trees. Poplar is a very interesting tree because as young saplings they are endomycorrhizal plants - and will form a symbiotic partnerships with the AM fungi associated with the roots of (perhaps) the grasses in the former field

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The First Report on the GTA's Forest Canopy Delivered at the Grey to Green Conference 2016

The First Report on the GTA's Forest Canopy Delivered at the Grey to Green Conference 2016

Posted Jun 6th, 2016 in Announcements, Research, Calendar

The value of the Grey Infrastructure (roads, bridges, highways) in our urban spaces gets a lot of press. The Green Infrastructure has been completely undervalued and is typically unseen. There is tons of data about the state (and current value) of roads and and other parts of the publicly-owned grid that keeps us moving - but - until now, we've had no data about the assets that 'keep us breathing' as we go about our busy lives. This groundbreaking report lays it all out, and puts a real value to

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Phenology - Watch Nature's Signals - Your Reward? Morels!

Phenology - Watch Nature's Signals - Your Reward? Morels!

Posted May 25th, 2016 in Research, Calendar, Mycorrhizae

May 24th just passed, and here in Southern Ontario, the risk of frost is 'traditionally' behind us at last. But anybody who's ever made their living in the garden centre trade knows that the calendar isn't always the best predictor of events. The rules seem to have changed.

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Bob Reeves Interview on CH Morning Live TV

Bob Reeves Interview on CH Morning Live TV

Posted May 12th, 2016 in Announcements, Calendar, Media, Video

Bob Reeves describes the idea behind Root Rescue's new mycorrhizal plant starter on Hamilton's CH Morning Live Show with Annette Hamm. The quick (5-minute) interview gives me the chance to describe how we developed the product, tested it, and how to use it in the landscape.

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Earth Day is Really Soil Day

Earth Day is Really Soil Day

Posted Apr 22nd, 2016 in Research, Calendar

April 22nd, another Earth Day has arrived. Let's go back to the roots of this movement and see where it all began.

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Root Rescue Enters the Marketplace at the Landscape Ontario Congress Show 2016

Root Rescue Enters the Marketplace at the Landscape Ontario Congress Show 2016

Posted Jan 12th, 2016 in Announcements, Milestones, Calendar

Well, we got the green light from the CFIA on December 9th, after a 6-1/2-year wait, our New Product Registration finally came down the wire. And since then we've been hustling to get our packaging designs finalized and hit the ground running. The LO Congress came on so fast that we were unable and (truthfully) unequipped to get a booth ready for the show - so we did the next best thing - we turned to our friends and asked for help.

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