2018 Spring Woodlot Tour – Sustainable and Profitable Woodlot Managed for Wood and Wildlife

Joint Lower Ottawa Valley and Lanark & District Chapters

Theme: How to profit from your woodlot and maintain sustainability

Carson’s woodlot is managed for wood and wildlife objectives.

Date and Time: Saturday, May 26th, 2018, 9 to 2pm.
Location: 2007 Tennyson Rd. Perth; GPS coordinates: 44°58’02.4″N, -76°11’12.2″W
Host: Carson Thompson:

Teacher and experienced/licensed Trapper and woodlot owner; Taught woodlot management and trapping for many years and does MFTIP plans.

Worked and managed the Woodlot for over 33 years. Lives on the premises.

Woodlot Description: 114 Acres of 50% woodland, 50% wetland with a lot of ash and red maple.

Several kilometres of quality walking trails throughout like a garden or a provincial park. Over 5000 hand-planted trees including unique species of trees. Ie cork tree from Portugal.

Agenda: 9 Arrive and Register (Coffee provided)

9:30 Host Introductions

10 to 12 noon Woodlot Tour of forested and wetland compartments

Carson will share his experiences as a trapper and woodlot enthusiast.

We’ll stop for an hour for lunch in his workshop and mix and mingle with other W/L owners.

What to See: Successful sawmill operation; see old and new reforestation results.

Wood duck boxes; trap lines; wild flowers, skunk cabbage, ferns.

Directions: From Carleton Place, at the lights turn So. On Route15 to Smiths Falls and go 3 km to Blacks Corners

Turn west on 9th Line rd becomes Tennyson Rd go 18.6 kms to #2007

From Perth, take Rt 7 So. 8 km to Tennyson rd. Turn left go 15 km to #2007

What to bring:

 

Lunch; Walking boots; Bug spray; Camera; a friend or two. (rain or shine)
Fees: Free for WL members and family. $5 for non-members
Information: Dick Lalande, 613 836 2559