SUDBURY – On October 15, CEO Rob keen of the non-profit organization Forest Ontario spoke at the Sudbury Naturalists Club meeting.

The topic of discussion was large scale tree planting and its importance in helping to mitigate climate change.

Keen says that Northern Ontario has the best managed forests in the world, but with Canada's vast landscape, new forests still need to be created.

"Certainly realize, and world leaders realize that the more trees we plant that actually sequester that carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, it will be a method to address climate change. Not the only method, but certainly one very feasible method that we can all participate in," he explained.

Keen says when picking a tree to plant, choose a tree that is native to the site.