Forest Restoration Nurseries

Forest Restoration Nurseries

Community Forest Restoration Nurseries


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


This project engages groups, communities, municipalities, and people all around the Wolastoq River Valley to encourage capacity building of the 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 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, in partnership with The Tree Project, is working with the Municipalities of Hartland through to Florenceville/Bristol to make this project possible. We have already begun establishing tree nurseries, restoration projects and activities in Knowlesville, and we will continue to extend this model to the Riverbank and the riparian zones of the watershed.

We currently have 6 sites in progress set up along the Wolastoq River Valley. Some of our sites can be found in South Knowlesville, Hartland, and Woodstock!

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

March 23rd: Introduction to Winter Tree & Shrub Identification
Community Nurseries: How to start your own!

Do not miss this experience!

Ask us any questions