Hybrid Poplar Propagation Field

In 2020, FIND began with 4 species of Hybrid Popular for a total of 65,000 cuttings from Natural Resource Canada‚Äôs Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC) for the start of a propagation operation. Today we have over 11 species of hybrid poplar with the capacity of 750,000 cuttings annually.

The trees will be supplied for afforestation and reforestation projects for land remediation, reclamation of orphan wells, natural wind shelter, erosion reduction, etc. and to start plantations for continuous bio-mass supply for alternative energy projects. 

The Propagation Field is located north of the small Hamlet Kinuso, Alberta. The nursery will create full times jobs for 8-10 indigenous and non indigenous people. The new opportunities with the plantations and other projects will require additional training and more employment focused towards local First Nation and Metis.

Landfill Diversion and Bio-Mass Project 

FIND has support from clients to be the supplier of biomass material for proposed alternative energy projects. The biomass can consist of processed woody material and municipal solid waste diverted from landfills. 

Municipal Solid Waste producers are interested in diverting their waste. This project would reduce methane gas emission from the landfill diversion, and the woody biomass can be used to produce a carbon neutral alternative energy that can replace coal and natural gas.

School Planting Program

The School Planting Program allows students to experience planting a tree and watching it grow from a poplar cutting into a tree. The Students are encouraged to report observations to FIND Biomass on hieght and width of their tree and other interesting obersativation such as birds. FIND biomass launched the pilot program in the summer of 2024.