In Your Forest
Conserving the genetic diversity of our existing forests starts with learning about the many local native species and the sites they are adapted to. Then if you want to harvest, start with a plan that involves getting professional advice, protecting the soils and regeneration, and conserving healthy trees of all native species.
Native species of southcentral Ontario existed here prior to European settlement. What conditions do species live in? What are their ranges?
Have a Plan
Forests are complex and each one is unique in soils, topography, local climate, species richness, size, age and history. How do forest managers plan for the future?
If You Harvest
There are often opportunities to harvest products from your forest, and there are many ways to go about it. But which ones are best suited for your forest?
Conserving healthy trees is essential for trees that are under threat, such as butternut and ash. Conservation and recovery of any species is not possible if landowners don’t conserve the trees that are showing tolerance to the effects of insects and diseases.Go to trees in trouble