Forest Health Meeting
Note: This meeting previously scheduled for May 19, 2020
has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic
Please join the online Forest Health sessions during the OWA's October 2020 virtual conference. To register follow this link.
Past Speaker Presentations
Beech Bark Disease Presentation
The guest speaker at our May 14, 2019 Forest Health meeting was Svetlana Zeran RPF, Planning Forester with the Bancroft Minden Forest Company. Her main presentation was on Beech Bark disease and its repercussions to our forests. She also had time to present the threat to Hemlock trees from the Woolly Adelgid.
The presentation slides can be accessed from the following document links:
Vanishing Barns Book
At the 2019 White Pine Award meeting, Cathy Walton spoke about her new book, Vanishing Barns.
The book is available for purchase ($40 per copy) at the Simcoe County Museum, by phone (705-728-1388) or by sending an e-mail to
Resources - Forest Management & Tree Planting
Click the links below for useful forest management resources:
There are several tree planting and grant programs available through Forest Ontario (50 Million Trees Program) and your local conservation authorities. Access details via the following links:
Past Knothole Newsletters
Click below to download each edition of our Knothole newsletter.