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Standing Trees: New Documentary Features 350-Acre Forest DIALOG Helped Protect

June 6, 2022

In honour of World Environment Day on June 5th, we’re delighted to share a new film by Community Forests International. This short documentary entitled Standing Trees features the 353-acre Robinson Conservation Forest, which DIALOG’s carbon offset work helped to protect and restore.

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DIALOG is proud to be one of the first companies in Canada to offset greenhouse gas emissions through forest protection. Since first teaming up with Community Forests International over a decade ago, we’ve saved more than 1,300 acres of forest – including the 353-acre Robinson Conservation Forest featured in Standing Trees – and kept over 38,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas out of the atmosphere.

In total, DIALOG has helped to protect five forests through our partnership with Community Forest International:

  • Whaelghinbran Forest: 705 acres / South Branch, NB
  • Robinson Forest: 353 acres / Cambridge-Narrows, NB
  • Buchanan Forest: 116 acres / Waterford, NB
  • Ferndale Forest: 106 acres / Spring Brook, NB
  • Walker Forest: 50 acres / Sackville, NB

By saving old forests, the emissions that would otherwise be released if they were destroyed are avoided and the forests survive as deepening carbon sinks. The forests left standing also support a diversity of life and livelihoods, benefiting the planet and people.



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Standing Trees Documentary

Robinson Conservation Forest is located in the unceded territory of the Wolastoqey Nation, whose people have, for generations past and present, cared for these forests. It is home to rare, old forest that is several hundred years old, including old hemlock and white pine.

Standing Trees explores the ecosystem and climate benefits of a standing forest, including but not limited to the habitat diversity, carbon storage, and water retention values of the forest. It also showcases how Community Forests International offers a sustainable, climate-smart alternative for family forest owners wishing to see their forests protected for the long term.

By seeing the holistic benefits of a standing forest, this film hopes to change the conversation around how the value of a forest is measured, and encourage support for the long-term protection and restoration of the Wabanaki Forest.

We hope you enjoy the film as much as we did.

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