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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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How did the first land plants successfully migrate from ancient oceans?

How did the first land plants successfully migrate from ancient oceans?

Posted Sep 21st, 2016 in Research, Mycorrhizae, Video, Benefits, Science

The Epic Journey from the Ocean to Dry Land - and the Mycorrhizal Advantage

We now know how important mycorrhizal fungi are to the billions of plants on our planet today. Mycorrhizae form a symbiosis with plant roots -...

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The Ontario Drought Continues - This Is The Summer to Root Rescue your Landscape Plantings!

The Ontario Drought Continues - This Is The Summer to Root Rescue your Landscape Plantings!

Posted Jul 11th, 2016 in Research, Mycorrhizae, Benefits

Root Rescue's Transplanter MS-CS Gives Landscape Plants a Proven Advantage in Drought. University testing results Published in 2015. What the University of Guelph found could save the trees and shrubs that you plant this summer from failing to survive one of the worst droughts that we've seen in years. If you're planting landscapes for a living this summer, can you afford NOT to look at what the U of G research found?

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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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Mycorrhizae can Restore Life to Suburban Soils

Mycorrhizae can Restore Life to Suburban Soils

Posted May 2nd, 2016 in Research, Mycorrhizae, Benefits, Science

It’s not much of a stretch to imagine that the way we build our roads, homes, shopping malls and schools is hard on the living microbes in the already fragile topsoil left behind by land speculators. The heavy equipment rumbles onto a long-abandoned, weed-infested field, and the first job is to strip the surface bare of anything that looks darker in colour than the subsoil below. Theoretically, this material has value to the builder – so...

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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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It's Opening Day. Root Rescue launches our new website!

It's Opening Day. Root Rescue launches our new website!

Posted Apr 7th, 2016 in Announcements, Milestones, Research

I just looked it up - I registered the Domain Name 'rootrescue.com' in 2005 - it's taken a while to get to opening day, but here we are at last. The Root Rescue Project began in 2002 when I began to wrestle with what might be the cause of stubbornly high plant failures at our Garden Centre / Design/Build operation in Vaughan Ontario.

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