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Trenton Woodlot Conference

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The Trenton Woodlot Conference: 28th Annual

Hosted by Hastings Stewardship Council and partners

November 24, 2017

Batawa Community Centre, Batawa, ON

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Valuing The Woodlot


Seeing the Forest for the Trees:

The Role of Woodlots in Canadian Environmental Strategies

Dr. Warren Mabee, Director of Queen’s U. Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy / Canada Research Chair

Woodlots can be a great source of firewood and an asset for any landowner.  How do woodlots contribute to meeting some of the bigger environmental challenges that we as Canadians are facing?  Dr. Mabee will explore the role of woodlots in carbon sequestration, maintaining biodiversity, managing surface and groundwater, and meeting recreational needs

Accelerating Old-Growth Features in your Tolerant Hardwood Stand

Steve D’Eon, RPF and Ken Elliot, RPF   


Demonstration of Portable Saw Mill and many exhibitors


Field Trip

The Working Family Woodlot - Gareth Metcalfe property

Join us as we walk through a 72 acre working family woodlot joined by the owner Gareth Metcalfe and forestry professionals David Smallwood and Jim Pedersen who will walk us through recreational trail building, woodlot management, managing your woodlot for maple syrup and firewood, and tree identification on this hilly diverse woodlot....11 minutes away from the Batawa Community Centre.


Afternoon Indoors

  1. MNRF Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program outlined. Robert Spence, RPF OMNRF

  2. Shelterbelts and Windbreaks: Benefits. Peter Roberts, OMAFRA

  3. Woodlot Management: Selling Timber from Your Woodlot & Tree Marking to Selecting a Logger. Dan Baker, RPF Steamridge (Bauman Sawmill)

Forest Health Update on Insects and Diseases in this Area. Vanessa Chambone, RPF OMNRF