Fall Tour 1: Celebrating 75 years of the Huron County Forest program and small-scale timber harvest
Saturday, September 24th, 9:30 am – Noon, 41580 Morris Line (County Road #16), Stevenson Tract, west of Brussels
This tour will explore some exciting new improvements in Huron County’s second largest County forest. Starting about 75 years ago, Huron County farmers, local Councils and the Ontario Department of Lands and Forests worked together to identify and to reforest marginal farmland to protect soils and water quality. The 200 acre Stevenson Tract is a great example of those efforts. We will have some fun with a demonstration of small scale log skidding devices and take a short hike on a new trail along the historic “Sunshine Creek”. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Fall Tour 2: Successful tree planting and Fall Colour Tour
Saturday, October 22nd, 9:30 am – Noon, 36823 Londesborough Road, Ross Property and Morris Tract, west of Benmiller
Andy Ross is now several years into a very successful forest restoration project, with additional mature forest on his property backing onto the Maitland River, The neighbouring Morris Tract is a provincial nature reserve with 58 ha of upland forest, valleys, and a river valley, with a microclimate that supports trees typical of more southern climates. If the weather cooperates, we hope to see some beautiful fall colours on this tour. Email email@example.com to register.