Forest Restoration Nurseries

Forest Restoration Nurseries

Community Forest Restoration Nurseries


There are more than 30 tree and shrub species found in the Wabanaki/Acadian forest! Learn how to identify native trees and shrubs or how you can protect and nurture them with some helpful resources.


This project engages residents, groups, communities, municipalities, and people all along the Wolastoq River Valley to encourage capacity building of the Wabanaki/Acadian forest and growth of native tree and shrub species in the area.


Join us for a workshop, presentation or program on forest and ecosystem restoration, tree and shrub identification, seed collection and saving, and more! Keep an eye out for upcoming event at the KAN Centre and in your area.

The Community Forest Restoration Nurseries is an initiative dedicated to scaling up forest restoration practices and increasing native tree and shrub populations in Western New Brunswick.

We aim to see more people being engaged in understanding and appreciating the traditional Wabanaki Acadian Forest Ecosystem alongside efforts to protect and restore degraded ecosystems. We want to encourage residents and newcomers to this region to have a collective goal of tending nurseries and starting their own backyard nurseries where possible!

This provides Canadians with a prime example of community-scale forest restoration efforts for multiple benefits, from shoreline projection, flood mitigation and carbon sequestering. This is in addition to promoting being out in the natural world, walking in the forest, rejuvenating oneself with ‘forest bathing’, and appreciating all we have in Carleton County.

Who We Are

The KAN Centre is a non-profit community and education centre working with municipalities & community partners within the Western part of the Wolastoq River Watershed to make this project possible. We have already established eleven tree nurseries sites located in Knowlesville, Hartland, Florenceville-Bristol, Woodstock and Perth. We will continue to extend this model to the riverbank and the riparian zones of the watershed.

Contact us:
Phone: (506) 375-6400
Or email us at
You can find us at the KAN Centre-
111 Simms Rd., South Knowlesville, NB, E7L 4P7

No Upcoming Restoration Event
keep an eye out for future events!
Community Nurseries: How to start your own!


Tree Planting in South Knowlesville
Arbour Day 2023 Planting with the KAN School
Green Day 2023 Gathering new growth to Plant
Arbour Day 2023 Planting
Green Day 2023 Planting Location
Arbour Day 2023
Earth Day 2023Gathering
Earth Day2023 – Learning to Plant
Earth Day 2023Planting


Other Forest Restoration Locations
Harland Community Garden
Pollinator Bed – Hartland Community Garden
Red Spruce Seedling and Sign
Dr. Marco’s Nursery Bed – Florenceville-Bristol
Hunter Brothers Farm Nursery Bed
Wolastoqey Nation Nursery Bed
Woodstock Main Street Nursery Beds – Across from Mother Natures Market
Nursery Beds at Brennan’s Home Hardware – Florenceville-Bristol


Behind the Scenes – Preparing bUNDLES & gATHERING SEEDS
Finding Seed in Soil
Preparing Seedling Packages for Partners
Collecting White Elm Seeds

Do not miss this experience!

Ask us any questions