What is the Acadian forest?
New Brunswick’s forest is a meeting place where the northern boreal forest blends with southern hardwood forests creating remarkable biodiversity and beauty. There are 32 native tree species found in New Brunswick’s forest.
New Brunswick’s forest is part of the “Acadian forest region” or the “Atlantic Maritime ecoregion”. The term, Acadian forest, originated from Stanley Rowe, a government researcher, who was classifying forest ecoregions aross Canada in the 1970’s. The mixed wood forest region encompasses all three Maritime Provinces, the north eastern U.S. and southern parts of Quebec.
Forested ecozones of Canada. Courtesy: NRCAN.