Virtual Museum of Canada
Jardin botanique de Montréal 
Centre for Forest Research

Michel Labrecque

My achievements and anecdotes

The raft of the summits

The raft of the summits

In my work as a botanist, as a researcher and as a conservator of the Jardin botanique de Montréal, I have the great pleasure of traveling, going on missions in different countries. The most palpitating moments were the times I participated to the missions "Raft of the summits", with the team of professor Francis Hallé, the great French botanist. By using a hot air balloon, we drop the raft on the tropical forest's canopy.

I have had the pleasure of doing this two times. Once, in French Guyana, and the second time, some years later, in Gabon.