This service is for landowners who are interested in reforesting marginal agricultural or fragile land, creating or improving wildlife habitat, establishing windbreaks or planting along stream banks.
A variety of tree seedlings are available to landowners who wish to plant trees themselves. Specialty trees and larger landscape stock can also be ordered through this service.
Landowners may also participate in a total service package which includes a site inspection, project planning, the ordering and planting of the trees, as well as vegetation control.
For landowners, businesses or municipalities who have prized ash trees, the inoculation treatment is a natural, biological compound called TreeAzin which degrades naturally in the tree tissues.
Prices for the treatment vary according to the tree size as well as outside conditions such as temperature, wind speed and the level of humidity. The process must be done between June and mid-August and must be repeated every 2 years for full effectiveness.
For more information on the Emerald Ash Borer, feel free to check out the following:
Contact Jim Penner, Manager of Forestry at 519-367-3040 ext. #233 or Donna Lacey, Forest Technician at extension #231.
This plan will include a resource inventory, landowner's objectives, required maps, and a schedule of management activities for a 10 year period.
For more information on the Forest Management Tax Incentive Program or MFTIP, please click here.
Tree Marking - This services involves the marking of both natural hardwood woodlots and plantations for thinning, improvement, or commercial harvest operations using sound forest management principles. The marked timber is tallied and the standing volume is estimated. All marking is performed by Tree Markers that have been certified by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
Tendering - this involves the marketing of the marked timber. The tendering service assists landowners in obtaining the best price possible for their marked timber and assists in the selection of contractor. Tender preparation and advertising are included in this service.
Contract Management - this service provides monitoring and supervision of the operation to ensure minimal damage to the site and the residual stand.
Vegetation Control- this service is available for landowners who have previously planted trees or wildlife shrubs on their land. Reducing competition from grasses and weeds is essential for good tree survival. Both herbicide and non-herbicide options are available.