The Simcoe County Forest – ‘A Century of Growth and Renewal’
Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 7PM ON ZOOM
In the 19th century vast quantities of virgin timber in much of south and central Ontario was harvested by European settlers. They also cleared the land for farming. With no regard for the impact, by the early 20th century, a severe lack of forest cover was having devastating consequences. Today, the Simcoe County Forest, 33,000 acres, is the largest and one of the most productive forests in Ontario. How did they come to be?
Join Graeme Davis – Registered Professional Forester, County of Simcoe, with his talk ‘The Simcoe County Forest – A Century of Growth and Renewal’ as he shares the history of the Simcoe County Forest and how through a century of continued effort, the County has turned one of the most devastated landscapes into Ontario’s largest ‘community forest’ today.
Don’t miss it!