Copyright Information

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This site is devoted to encouraging the sharing of information about the reforestation industry, particularly within Canada. Accordingly, although I retain copyright information on all photos, graphics, videos, text, and other content on the site, I encourage viewers to share certain information under the following guidelines:


If you would like to reproduce any of the photographs on this website, please understand the following conditions:

(1) Any photographs on this site which contain the '' logo may be reproduced on your own sites or in print with no limitations or restrictions, so long as that logo is not cropped out of the photo. Essentially, by sharing the photos with the website address intact, you're helping to the site, so I'm happy to share the photos. Incidentally, you can freely link to the original source files on my own server and let me provide the bandwidth.

(2) If you would like to use one of the photographs on this site and want to crop out the '' logo from the actual photo, you may do so as long as you still share a text reference to this website as the source.

(3) If you would prefer to use one of the photos on this site without referencing the source, you may purchase the original hi-res photo by donating $25 to sponsor the planting of twenty-five trees at my Environmental Tree Planting company. The donation link can be found at for the follow-up. You may then use the photo however you want, so long as you aren't reselling it. If you choose this option, make sure that you let me know what email address you would like the original photo sent to. This fee is not intended to be for the purpose of generating a profit, rather it is to compensate me for my time in trying to dig up originals from my archives. As noted above, you may reuse photos with no cost by advertising the logo (and I would actually prefer that to charging you, because that saves me the time of finding the archived original).

(4) Please note that if you want to purchase hi-res original photos, the web versions of the photos up to 2005 are the only copies available. Starting in 2006, I kept higher-resolution versions in offline archives. It sometimes takes me up to 72 hours to find the original. To the best of my knowledge, photos were taken with the following cameras at the following resolutions, although a few photos might have snuck in from different cameras: Photos from 2006 were taken on a Fuji S7000 Finepix in 2848x2136 resolution. Photos from 2007 were taken on a Sony digital camera at 3264x2448 resolution. Photos from 2008 were taken on a Sony digital camera at 3264x2176 resolution. Photos from 2009 and 2010 were taken on a Canon XSi at 4272x2848 resolution. Photos from 2011 to 2016 were taken on a series of similar Canon DSLR's (T2i, T3i, T5i) at 5184x3456 resolution. Photos from 2017 onward were taken on a Canon 5D Mark IV at 6720x4480 resolution.

(5) I offer site-wide licenses for very reasonable rates for commercial/corporate users - usually no more than $100 (plus GST/HST) for a blanket corporate license. Many mills, licensees, governments, and educational institutions have used my photos in training packages, corporate brochures, and other PR material. Please contact me directly for more details. Again, this fee is intended to cover any time required to dig up original source files, rather than to generate profits.

(6) If you would like more information about copyright law in Canada with respect to photography, I suggest visiting: THIS LINK


All videos presented on this website, whether as YouTube links or as AVI/MPEG downloads, are intended to be public use. I encourage you to share them with the world.

Text & Other Information

We encourage users to share text and other information found on this site. However, in all instances, the source ( must be referenced. Please note that not only is all of the information on this site copyrighted, whenever possible, but some of the information also appears in Step By Step, a training textbook about Canadian reforestation. Therefore, I caution you to be careful about reproducing information or content from this site without providing a source. Please contact me if you have further questions, and remember, I'm generally not opposed to the content of this site being shared to a wider audience. I'm just trying to protect original copyrights, especially in commercial situations.


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