Lewes-Culloden: PFL #330746


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

The property is located in Lewes on the eastern side of Route #23, the Selkirk Road, in Queens County. The property has never been ploughed and no plantations where established in any of the stands. Much of the balsam fir, which resulted from heavy cutting in the past, is now starting to die. Two stands on the western end of the property were tendered out for strip cutting by the provincial government in 2005 but were not planted. Both have substantial amounts of pin cherry and raspberry growing in the cuts.

Three stands were clear cut 20-25 years ago and are located in the eastern half of the property. These cut areas have mostly grown up in red maple, balsam fir and white birch. The red maple and some of the birch regeneration are multi stemmed trees which originated from stump sprouts. The remaining stands are mostly composed of deciduous trees, with varying amounts of balsam fir. The property has a good forest road that runs through the property. The forest road is starting to show signs of regrowth and will need to be maintained.

Click here to read our full Ecological Forestry Management plan…

Upcoming Events

Oct
3
Sat
9:00 am SWE Woodland Ecology I: Introduc...
SWE Woodland Ecology I: Introduc...
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Woodland Ecology I: Introduction to Forest Stewardship This course helps landowners gain the knowledge and skills they need to enjoy, improve and manage their own woodlot whether it be creating better access, harvesting wood or
Oct
11
Sun
2:00 pm Autumn in the Forest
Autumn in the Forest
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A walk along the trails of Macphail Woods, looking at both plants and animals. This is a great outing for people of all ages.
Nov
7
Sat
9:00 am SWE Basic Chainsaw I: Safety and...
SWE Basic Chainsaw I: Safety and...
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Basic Chainsaw I: Safety and Felling Spring Session: Saturday, April 11th Fall Session: Saturday,November 7th When trying to manage a forest, being informed about the specific composition of species, soils, water and light is a
Nov
8
Sun
9:00 am SWE Basic Chainsaw II: Maintenan...
SWE Basic Chainsaw II: Maintenan...
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Basic Chainsaw II: Maintenance and Felling Spring Session: Sunday, April 12th Fall Session: Sunday,November 8th This course will continue to build on skills learned in Basic Chainsaw I. The morning will be devoted to learning

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