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JDI Celebrates National Forestry Week (September 20 – 26, 2015)

Did you know… New Brunswick today is about 85% forest.

At JDI, more than 150 forest professionals care for healthy, environmentally certified, well-managed forests. Watch video of JDI Forest Products Value Chain here.

In the forests we care for, our voluntary and award-winning Unique Areas program is conserving over 1150 sites in Canada and the US that include habitat for plants, birds and mammals.

Did you know… JDI planted 20 million trees this summer!

Our tree planters are very good at what they do. In fact, they set a new world record this summer! We planted 53,000 trees in one hour - the previous record was set in India in 2012 with 40,000 trees. Watch video of tree planters breaking the world record here.

In total, JDI has planted over 940 million trees since 1957. That’s a national record in Canada!

Did you know… During its lifetime, a growing tree will absorb up to 1 tonne of carbon dioxide.

Over the next 50 years, JDI woodlands and forest products operations will be a net sink for carbon – absorbing over 92 million tonnes of CO2 – that’s the equivalent of 18 million cars off the road for an entire year! Watch video of JDI Carbon Sequestration study with UNB here.

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Happy National Forestry Week from your friends at J.D. Irving, Limited.