Our presentation tonight was delivered by Annette Van Niejenhuis from the Saanich Forest Centre of Western Forest Products.  Annette is a Tree Improvement Forester and spoke to the club about the forest management centres around BC ensuring sustainability.  Western Forest Products operate 8 mills, supplying lumber to 20+ countries.  They locally specialize in supply of seedlings.  Western Forest Products require 7.5 million seedlings per year.  The local site supplies about half of this supply with private firms supplying the remainder.  Seeds are planted in late February resulting in seedlings planted in the forest in late summer.  Every tree harvested is replaced plus more making it sustainable.  Pictured below is President Jack with Annette receiving our donation of 10 polio vaccinations in Annette's name to the Rotary Foundation.