Welcome To Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

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About the Program and the Website

The Greening the Landscape Program at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre brings together expertise on urban soil improvements, tree physiology and ecology and nursery production research to improve tree survival and growth in challenging urban and suburban environments. The program goal is to increase the long-term profitability of the Canadian nursery and landscape sector by creating sustainable landscapes in urban, disturbed and protected environments

We have a portfolio of projects addressing the challenges plants and people face in the built landscape. Key areas of research for the program include urban soil remediation and tree establishment, tree root management in nursery production, urban ecosystem design and developing new management tools for invasive plants. Our current team includes:

Nursery and Landscape research group: Research Scientist and Program Lead, Dr. Darby McGrath and Research Technicians Jason Henry, Ryan Munroe and Charlene Williams. 

Biochemistry research group: Research Scientist, Dr. David Liscombe, PhD Candidate Christine Kempthorne, and Research Technician Kevin Hooton.

On this website we will provide updates on our research, new tools we have been developing, as well as other interesting resources and information. 

To learn more about the research program, click here.