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WHAT: Tree Planting and Forest Management Event
WHERE: Byer’s Creek Tract of the Renfrew County Forest, on Scenic Road (Near Wilno), Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Township
WHEN: Tuesday April 25th, 2017. (WEATHER DEPENDANT)
RSVP: Please contact Mr. Hobbs to confirm your attendance and receive the time and directions for the event.
We would like to invite you to visit the Byer’s Creek Tract of the Renfrew County Forest, on Scenic Road, near Wilno, to see the many partnerships in place to manage a forest. The area was harvested by Rumleskie and Sons in 2015, and is being planted by Heritage Reforestation Inc., with help from Opeongo High School Students. Ottawa Valley Forest Inc. has been instrumental in helping County of Renfrew Forestry staff with planning and logistics for the tree plant and will also be on site. It takes a forest to sustain our communities, and it takes community to sustain our forests.
Thirty Thousand pine seedlings will be planted on the Renfrew County Forest this spring. This tree planting is happening to maintain the pine component in the future forest, following sustainable harvesting activities that occurred over the past few years, sending wood – our only renewable natural resource – to local mills. Following a disturbance – natural, such as blow-down, or human-caused, such as harvesting – some tree species regenerate quickly. These species, including poplar and red maple, are referred to as “pioneer species”, and will re-establish tree cover of a disturbed site within a few years. Other slower-growing species, such as red and white pine, are more adapted to regenerating after a fire that would set back the pioneer species. In a managed forest where fire suppression occurs to protect human values, we need to give these species a helping hand.
The date for this event is tentatively scheduled for April 25, but is weather dependant. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Anthony Hobbs for location details and to receive confirmation of timing and location.
ALL MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND PLEASE RSVP
If you would like more information, please call:
Anthony Hobbs Forestry and Trails Technician, County of Renfrew 613-735-3204
Michael Barber Media Relations/Grants Coordinator, County of Renfrew 613-735-7288