Local Forestry

‘Forestry is in trouble at every level’

Editor’s Note: All over Simcoe County, on tracts of private land big and small, trees are facing an uncertain future. Today, in Part 2 of a three-part series, we explore the issue and find out how we got to the precipice of a tragedy.

One of our region’s greatest resources — its forests — is facing an uncertain future. Its potential as an important source of fuel and furniture, as an important habitat for wildlife, as a key anchor of our landscape that is critical to farmers and to those who love recreation, could soon be lost if the trees on privately owned land continue to be ignored.