MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council is shovel-ready for
planting white oak trees on Georgian Bay Island National
Parks property. Click here to view a larger version of this

Submitted by Larry J. Ferris, MNO Georgian Bay Métis Council Chair

The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Georgian Bay Métis Council (GBMC) completed another tree planting with Georgian Bay Islands National Parks.

Several large white oak trees, which are endangered, were planted on Parks property, providing the trees with a safe place to grow for generations.

These trees were ready to produce acorns and will provide a seed orchard to promote generational growth of a forest on the surrounding property.

Several sugar maples where also planted and as Métis know, there are never enough sugar maples in the spring.

The council has planted butternuts, chestnuts and elm, as well as many other important species on Parks property to be sure that these trees don’t disappear.

MNO GBMC’s other partner was Ontario Power Generation, which financed the project. Without them, none of this would have been possible.

MNO GBMC would like to thank its President David Dusome, Chairperson Gwen Lindsey and PCMNO Senator Ray Bergie for coming out and supporting this effort.

Posted: Jan. 14, 2019