This project was part of a massive land reclamation effort by the Region of Sudbury consisting of reforesting an area that was turned barren due to acid mining activity and smelting. Sudbury was 'put on the map' when astronauts from NASA were sent to train there because the terrain was similar to the moonscape. Since then, land reclamation has consisted of treatments with lime and fertilizers and millions of trees have been planted. In 2000 American Forests and Eddie Bauer sponsored the planting of 50,000 pine and spruce trees. The trees were planted by land reclamation crews and community groups. Tree Canada Foundation also supported this project.
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