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

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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