Maple Leaf Reforestation Inc. - Plan for second greenhouse

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    CALGARY, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - Due to the increasing volume of sales Maple Leaf
has received in the last few months, the management of Maple Leaf foresees
full capacity utilization of its greenhouse in Inner-Mongolia in the near
future. As sales forecasts for the next couple years also appear promising,
Maple Leaf has decided to build a second greenhouse adjacent to its first. A
preliminary feasibility study has been conducted by a well known greenhouse
construction company in Beijing. The second greenhouse, which will be 150,000
sq ft, will be 4,000 sq ft larger than the first greenhouse and will have the
capacity to cultivate 8.5 million seedlings at one time. The total cost of
constructing the greenhouse should be around $1 million (Canadian). With this
addition, Maple Leaf will more than double its production capacity for growing
seedlings, improve the efficiency of its operations and significantly reduce
production costs, consequently making Maple Leaf's seedlings more competitive.
    Maple Leaf's management is very excited about construction of the new
greenhouse, and a more detailed plan is presently being prepared. Once funding
for the new greenhouse is secured, work can be started. It is expected that
the duration of the construction will be 2 to 3 months, in time for the 2008
spring cultivation.
    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 our 110,000 square
foot greenhouse.

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For further information:

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

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