A Beech Among Maples
Film Duration: 6.49 mins

“Mostly you want maple trees in a sugarbush,” says Torie Gervais, the daughter of a part time farmer whose sugarbush produces vast amounts of maple syrup. But in her early 20s, Torie learned that for a forest to be healthy, you need biodiversity. This led to an ongoing battle between Torie and her dad, to preserve some of the beech trees on the family farm.

Ontario Curriculum:

  • Science and Technology: Grade 7 – Understanding Life Systems – Interactions in the Environment
  • Science and Technology: Grade 6 – Understanding Life Systems – Biodiversity
  • Science: Grade 9 – Biology – Sustainable Ecosystems
  • Science: Grade 11 – Biology – The Diversity of Living Things
  • Canadian and World Studies: Grade 9 – Geography of Canada – Human-Environment Interactions, Understanding and Managing Change

Films and teachers notes available from Visual Education Centre.

Trillium Ridge Sugarworks

Writer, Producer, Editor: Susan Poizner
Senior Editor and Graphics: Marcus Moore
Director of Photography: Robin Bain
Sound: Bryan Day
Production Assistant: Cliff Changoor

Torie Gervais
Terry Gervais

Trillium Ridge Sugarworks
Mah-Kwan Kadeek
Shannonville, Ontario

Vickie Gervais
Volunteers and visitors to Trillium Ridge Sugarworks

Created with the assistance of:
The Tree Fund

Produced by Susan Poizner.
Copyright 2012