The establishment and survival of plants to improve resource efficiency, beautify the Canadian landscape and increase the profitability and competitiveness of the Canadian nursery landscape sector are key goals of this research program. Current research focuses on soil remediation strategies to increase tree growth rates, nutrient management and validation of species selection on remediated sites. The program works with a number of partners across Canada to test and improve tree establishment in challenging locations.
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