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5) Man-made Forests

A cache by South Nation Conservation Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 03/25/2018
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Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

This geocache is one of twenty Community Lands GeoPassport geocaches within the South Nation Jurisdiction. For more information on this series of geocaches, please visit South_Nation.

Park in the Larose Forest parking lot and follow the trail to this cache.

Not all trees are created equally – the local climate, soil-type, and a tree’s biological needs and shape and size at maturity, all play a role in determining whether a tree will thrive in your local environment. Larose Forest is one of the largest man-made forests in Canada encompassing over 11,000 hectares of land with some trees reaching 27 metres high. As most of the Forest was planted on failed agricultural lands back in the 1920’s and 1930’s many straight agriculture ditches are found throughout the forest. Over the years, these wet conditions have led to the failure of some of the original red pine plantations and the need for restoration efforts.

Fun Fact: This forest gets its name from Ferdinand Larose, the Ontario Department of Agriculture employee with the vision to conquer Eastern Ontario’s declining forest cover through the planting of trees in this area.

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