Maple Leaf Reforestation Inc. - Xinjiang Project update



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    Last Close: 12-05-2007 $0.85

    CALGARY, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - Maple Leaf Reforestation ("Maple Leaf") and its
Xinjiang Yellowhorn Project (the "Project") manager, Ms. Zhen Chen, are
pleased to report that the initial advancement of $370,000 CAD has led to the
following updates:

    
    1.  Maple Leaf has received 100,000 Yellowhorn seeds. A portion of these
        seeds have been sent to a leased greenhouse facility in Sanya,
        Hainan Island of southern China where they will be cultivated. Once
        these seeds reach seedling height, they will be shipped back to
        Xinjiang to be planted outside. Another 500,000 seeds have been
        ordered and are expected to be delivered in the near future.

    2.  Maple Leaf is also in the process of erecting several temporary
        greenhouse tents in Xinjiang which will be utilized to germinate
        additional Yellowhorn seeds.
    

    Maple Leaf would also like to comment on the current market situation
relating to Yellowhorn cooking oil. There has seemingly been a dramatic
increase in the international demand for the product since the initial
announcement of the Project on October 15, 2007. The market price for the
cooking oil has increased from 40 RMB (approximately $5.50 CAD) per kilogram
to over 200 RMB (approximately $27.50 CAD) per kilogram. Maple Leaf has
already been contacted by several internationally situated companies regarding
potentially making advanced bookings for the Project's 2008 production.
    Maple Leaf would also like to announce that they have received approval
from the Jilin Saar County of Xinjiang to increase its plantation area from
400,000 MU (or 68,000 acres) to 1 million MU (or 170,000 acres). This decision
was greatly influenced by the Beijing, China State Council's recent
announcement that they have increased government funding for desertification
programs.
    Finally, Maple Leaf is pleased to announce that it has decided to sponsor
a new anti-desertification foundation charity fund by donating 1 million RMB
(approximately $140,000 CAD) to this foundation. Mr. Raymond Lai, President &
CEO of Maple Leaf, will be appointed as the Honorable Chairman of this
foundation. The foundation will be run by various Central China government
officials. The foundation will be named "China Green Environment - Maple Leaf
Anti-Desertification Foundation Fund". Money raised by this foundation will
primarily be used by Maple Leaf in conjunction with the Project. Various
Chinese government media will be hosting an event on December 23, 2007 to
announce this initiative. Mr. Raymond Lai will be present at the opening event
in order to express Maple Leaf's commitment to China's effort of combating
desertification and preserving a greener environment.
    Mr. Raymond Lai is very pleased that the Project has continued to proceed
on schedule. He is also very excited about his upcoming trip to China. He
hopes that in addition to finalizing the Project details and executing the
Project agreement, he will be able to further develop Maple Leaf's
relationship with many of China's most prominent government officials.
    Maple Leaf's primary mission is to provide top quality, value added
nursery seedlings and modern Canadian tree growing technology to assist China
in solving its desertification problems. Maple Leaf currently has over
6,000,000 various types of seedlings under cultivation in its 110,000 square
foot greenhouse.

    
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                for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
    

    Certain statements in this news release including (i) statements that may
contain words such as "anticipate", "could", "expect", "seek", "may" "intend",
"will", "believe", "should", "project", "forecast", "plan" and similar
expressions, including the negatives thereof, (ii) statements that are based
on current expectations and estimates about the markets in which Maple Leaf
operates and (iii) statements of belief, intentions and expectations about
developments, results and events that will or may occur in the future,
constitute "forward-looking statements" and are based on certain assumptions
and analysis made by Maple Leaf. Forward-looking statements in this news
release include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to future
capital expenditures, including the amount, nature and timing thereof; other
development trends within the China's seedling industry; business strategy;
expansion and growth of Maple Leaf's business and operations and other such
matters. Such forward-looking statements are subject to important risks and
uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and that may affect Maple Leaf's
operations, including, but are not limited to: the impact of general economic
conditions; industry conditions; government and regulatory developments;
seedling product supply and demand; competition; and Maple Leaf's ability to
attract and retain qualified personnel. Maple Leaf's actual results,
performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in,
or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurance
can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking
statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do transpire or occur,
what benefits Maple Leaf will derive therefrom. Subject to applicable law,
Maple Leaf disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.
    All forward-looking statements contained in this document are expressly
qualified by this cautionary statement. Further information about the factors
affecting forward-looking statements is available in other disclosure
documents of Maple Leaf which have been filed with Canadian provincial
securities commissions and are available on www.sedar.com.





For further information:

For further information: regarding Maple Leaf Reforestation Inc., visit
www.mlreforestation.com or contact: Raymond Lai, President & CEO, Office (403)
668-7560, Fax: (403) 250-2534, E-mail rlai@mlreforestation.com

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