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Use this new guidebook that will be published in 2024 to explore old-growth forests in
Ontario’s Greenbelt! See an excerpt below:

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Ontario's Old-Growth Forests: A Guidebook

Old-growth forests in Ontario are incredibly varied, from thousand-year-old cedars that hang from cliffs to pine trees towering over 13 storeys tall. Written by Mike Henry and Peter Quinby, Ontario's Old-Growth Forests is a guidebook that leads explorers through these tree colonies with maps and directions, while providing readers with a deep understanding of old-growth forest ecology.

The long-anticipated second edition is now available. This edition introduces more sites in southern Ontario, including urban old-growth forests, existing only a bus or bike ride from millions of people. Also included is an expanded chapter on forest conservation, which offers solutions in the face of today's many threats to our forests.

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Buy it at your local independent bookstore, at Chapters Indigo, or on Amazon.

Michael Henry’s beautiful book reminds us of the richness and fragility of our ecological inheritance. It’s a wake up call on the need for us to protect, renew, and get us to a place where we’re living in balance with nature. Like Rachel Carson, Michael Henry’s book comes from a place of great love for nature and biodiversity, and a passion for what we need to do.

Bob Rae, Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations, Former Premier of Ontario

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