The Experimental Agricultural Research Station at Emo (EARS) is partnering with RRDS to grow trees for community forestry purposes. The idea is to rent a half-acre of land from the station to plant some hard-to-come-by native tree species. This includes Bur Oak, Basswood, Black Ash, Silver Maple and some others. The seed will be gathered by local people from local sources. These trees will be grown and tended from 2 to 5 years and then transplanted into communities in Rainy River District. Future plans may involve high school students germinating the seed and possibly erecting a greenhouse. We hope to plant the first trees in the fall of 2016.