Tree Check Month


August is #TreeCheckMonth -- a time to check the trees in your backyard and neighbourhood for any signs of deterioration.  If you see something suspicious, post a pic to social media with the tag #treecheckmonth.

It is an initiative of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) who are responsible for managing non-native invasive species.

This week we will be featuring information about #treecheckmonth -- what is it, why is it important (spoiler -- early detection makes a BIG difference) and key info on the three biggies affecting our trees in Nova Scotia.  


And more from CFIA :

Biodiversity - Ref Doc

For the week of May 17, 2021, the focus on our Instagram and Facebook accounts was Biodiversity leading up to International Biodiversity Day on May 22nd.

A big shoutout to all the photographers who most generously let me repost their photos, Peter Labor from Nova Scotia Environment, Patricia Nash and Nadine Lefort from the Unama’ki Institute for their assistance and Jen Worden for the awesome contest prize!

The following reference documents may be of interest to anyone seeking more information.

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If you only checkout one thing :

Nova Scotia's Field Guide to Forest Biodiversity Stewardship

Further Info - Contest Questions

Day 1 and 3 -- Native Trees of Nova Scotia : 

The Provincial Government has an interactive guide for Trees of the Acadian Forest

Photos, location and information about Common Trees found in Nova Scotia

Day 2 -- Things that affect Biodiversity

Day 4 -- Species at Risk

Nova Scotia's current list of Species at Risk

Day 5 -- What are you going to do for Biodiversity?

One person's thoughtful suggestions


Tobeatic Wilderness Area - photo : (c) NS Government


Did you check out the awesome photos and wee bit of information in our Wilderness Series on Instagram and Facebook between April 12, 2021 and April 23, 2021?

Good news for NS Wilderness with the announcement of over 40 additional properties across the province on Earth Day 2021.  Government Announcement  CBC Article

Here are some links to additional information sources :

Wilderness Areas in Nova Scotia

Background information
Many thanks to the following:

The support from Instagram photographers has been awesome.  So many talented people are very generous letting me share their images.  I am very grateful.

A shoutout to Peter, Barbara and Chuck at Nova Scotia Environment for all their help.

Nick Knutson at the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute was very helpful putting the pieces together.

To all of the viewers and Commenters, thank you for your kind words and input.  I hope you discovered something new about Nova Scotia's Wilderness Areas

And to my wife for her awesome prizes!  You are a class act :-)