Jack’s Road: PFL# 326371


restore an acre small 2In an effort to improve the health of our forests and create a model for environmental stewardship, Macphail Woods is launching the Restore an Acre initiative. All donations will be used in the restoration of a 220-acre Public Forest on the Selkirk Road (Route #23) in Valley, part of the 2,000 acres we are managing for the provincial government.

 
 

Ecological Management Plan


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PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Due to its remoteness from main roads, this property has seen no farming activity except for a small section on the northeast corner. All stands on the property either went through a partial cut or a clear cut and as a result many of the stands are experiencing abundant balsam fir regeneration. Throughout the property, the land is well-drained and can certainly produce high-quality trees. There are many sizable, high-value trees all through this property, including American beech, yellow birch, white birch, red maple, sugar maple, eastern hemlock and red spruce. Much of the mature balsam fir on the property is either dead or dying. There also is a lack of shrubs throughout the property and a low diversity of wildflowers and ferns.

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The property has an overgrown forest road running almost its entire length in an east-west direction, which will provide good accessibility once it is cleaned up. Many seedlings of useful tree species – eastern hemlock, sugar maple, American beech and yellow birch – are growing on and alongside the track and some of these will be used as transplants to enhance the woodland.

Many species of birds were seen and heard on the property, including a barred owl. Signs of red squirrel, snowshoe hare, and coyote were identified during the survey. This strongly indicates that this property supports good wildlife activity.

 
 

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Upcoming Events

Apr
21
Sun
7:30 pm Owl Prowl
Owl Prowl
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Come join the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project in celebrating the wonderful world of owls at one of this year’s Owl Prowls. To meet the growing interest in these fascinating birds, there will be Owl
Apr
27
Sat
7:30 pm Owl Prowl
Owl Prowl
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Come join the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project in celebrating the wonderful world of owls at one of this year’s Owl Prowls. To meet the growing interest in these fascinating birds, there will be Owl
May
4
Sat
2:00 pm Landscaping with Native Plants
Landscaping with Native Plants
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Want to spend less time cutting grass and more time enjoying the beautiful plants around your home? This workshop introduces a variety of hardy native plants to attract wildlife and beautify your yard.
May
11
Sat
8:00 am Birds and Breakfast
Birds and Breakfast
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
The Macphail Homestead will be open at 7am to serve a free “early bird” breakfast. Join other birders beside the fireplace in the Great Room for at hot beverage and breakfast treats to start your
May
18
Sat
10:00 am Pruning Trees and Shrubs
Pruning Trees and Shrubs
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Participants will practice pruning on a variety of plants in the nursery, arboretum and woodlands. Please bring along any of your favourite pruning tools. Workshop will include a slide show and demonstration of proper pruning

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