Jeff Green | Aug 12, 2015
Mazinaw Lanark Forest Incorporated is a corporation made up sawmill operators and loggers with an interest in the Crown Land Forest in North Frontenac, Addington Highlands and Lanark County.
They supervise logging under a forest management plan with the Province of Ontario.
This month they are offering a unique opportunity for members of the public to learn about forestry from Mazinaw-Lanark Forest members, some of who come from families who have been logging in the region for up to 150 years.
They employ three distinct cutting techniques; selective cutting (40%), shelterwood (45%), and clear cutting (15% - followed by replanting) under a silviculture program that has been developed over many years and is adapted to the type of trees and the terrain they encounter in the region.
The tour that is planned for next week will be a hands-on event about forestry and forestry practices. Participants are encouraged to bring good footwear, water, snacks, big spray, etc. The tour leaves from the Mazinaw Lanark office in Cloyne (at the Barrie Hall-next to the Pioneer museum) and transportation through the bush will be provided.
The tour leaves at 12:00 noon and returns at 3:30 pm.
Registration is limited so contact them today.