The Navigator Company, the leading operator in the pulp and paper sector, and the Web Summit, the world's largest digital technology event, have reached agreement on a partnership on Sustainability issues. As the Web Summit Carbon Offsetting Partner, Navigator will offset the event's carbon dioxide emissions by planting 95,000 pine trees in central Portugal, enough to neutralise all the event's emissions, including air travel by more than 60,000 visitors, in addition to eliminating nonrecyclable consumables during the summit, by using biodegradable paper cups and receptacles which are 100% recyclable. Click Read More below for additional information.
J.D. Irving Limited’s (JDI) partnership with Natural Resources Canada’s Canadian Forest Service has led to the commercial development of advanced tree breeding, field testing and seedling production techniques.
Maritime Innovation, JDI’s new lab in Sussex, New Brunswick was designed to use advanced seedling production technologies based on selection from our native tree population for a range of high value traits such as fast growth rate, high wood quality, resistance to insects and disease and broad adaptation to climate change. A propagation method called Somatic Embryogenesis is used to produce large numbers of seedling from a broad range of genetically diverse trees which have been field tested across the region. Another aspect of the lab’s research involves fungi which live inside the needles and leaves of trees across our region which are called endophytes. A range of these fungi have been selected because they produce compounds which improve their host tree’s tolerance to insect and disease attack. Methods have been developed to inoculate small seedlings in the nursery with these special fungi which stay with the tree throughout its life.
Investing in this technology will sustain diverse forests, contribute to a sustainable wood supply for the forest industry and improve tree tolerance to various insect and fungal pests leading to a reduction in pesticide usage.
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