I have dead trees in my woodlot and need advice on how to manage it?

mushroom growing on a dead log

Woodlands should have some dead wood in them if they are to remain healthy. Dead standing wood and coarse woody debris on the ground provide important habitat for animals that keep the forest healthy. It is helpful to have your woodlot interpreted by a professional, contact the Ontario Woodlot Owners Association (OWA) at 613-258-0110, Toll Free 1-888-791-1103, for valuable assistance.

If you suspect a serious pest like Asian long-horned beetle to be present (usually where shipping crates from China have been stored) The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) takes the lead in managing imported organisms. The Federation of Ontario Naturalists supports the intention to eradicate this invading insect.