Backyard Forestry with Donna Crossland, Dale Prest, and Jamie Simpson


  • Harrison Lewis Coastal Discovery Centre 339 Sandy Bay Road Port Joli, NS, B0T 1S0 Canada

Weekend Workshop

Participants in this year’s Backyard Forestry workshop will learn about basic forest ecology and how to work with a piece of land to encourage ecological and economical value. Topics covered will include: Identifying tree and shrub species, and their ecological roles in the forest; choosing which trees to cut and which trees to leave; how to promote wildlife habitat; what landowners can do to increase forest carbon storage; how our forests have changed, and what we can do to promote natural forests; what we can learn from natural disturbances in the forest; where to obtain funding for silviculture activities; legal issues such as wood theft and capital gains tax, and, the virtues of a “messy” woodlot.

Full price $325. $100 deposit required to register.

Registration available under "Events-Weekend Workshops"

July 26
Wild Wednesday
August 2
Wild Wednesday