Springwater Park was radically different 85 years ago

A sterile moonscape transformed into a wooded glen in less than a century.

In 1926, this photograph was taken by Edmund Zavitz, Ontario’s Father of Reforestation.

It shows the future Springwater Provincial Park in the making.

Note the young trees planted among the pine stumps and how all the existing trees were carefully incorporated into the restored forest.

Photo courtesy of John Bacher.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: