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Developing seed on white ash (Fraxinus americana), 2006. Photo by Barb Boysen

What to do with wood infested with Emerald Ash Borer?

Clarifying Uses for Emerald Ash Borer-infested Wood A recent newspaper article, “City, Fleming partner to address the Emerald Ash Borer and hazard trees” in Kawartha Lakes This Week (April 13, 2017), noted that “If you have ash trees on your property that have been infested, it is best to destroy the wood”. The Emerald Ash […]

Highlights from the Trenton Woodlot Conference (Nov 25, 2016)

FGCA Attends the 27th Trenton Woodlot Conference The Forest Gene Conservation Association (FGCA) was asked to present information and advice for woodlot owners on “Adapting to a Changing Climate” at the 27th Trenton Woodlot Conference, November 25, 2016. It was a well-attended conference with approximately 210 registrants, exhibitors and forest industry partners. Melissa Spearing, assistant […]

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Forestry in Trouble

Here is some disturbing news about support for private forests. “Forestry is in trouble at every level” — Orillia Packet. Go to the article

Climate change could wreak havoc on maple syrup industry

(KAWARTHA LAKES) It has been an unseasonably warm winter this year, which is giving some cause for concern for local maple syrup producers who wonder what the warmer weather will mean for their already unpredictable industry. About 55 people were on hand for the recent annual general meeting of the Halibruton-Kawartha Maple Syrup Producer Association […]