Resources for Woodland Owners

tracts where hunting is permitted



The County of Dufferin does not provide forestry extension services, but we hope that these resources will assist you in learning about and managing your woodland.

mixedwood forest


Ontario Woodlot Association

Forests Ontario



Credit Valley Conservation

Grand River Conservation Authority

Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Forests Ontario – 50 Million Tree Program


Woodland Management

Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program

Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program Plan Approvers

Ontario Professional Foresters Association Forestry Consultants



International Society of Arboriculture – Ontario Chapter 


Tree and Shrub Identification

Click here for a list of field guides.



Plant Identification (focused on woodland plants)

Click here for a list of field guides.



Invasive Species

Invasive Species Centre

Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program

Ontario Invasive Plant Council

EDDMapS Invasive Species Reporting Tool


Selected Pests & Diseases

Asian Long-Horned Beetle

Butternut Canker

Beech Bark Disease

Beech Leaf Disease

Dutch Elm Disease

Emerald Ash Borer

Fall Webworm

Forest Tent Caterpillar

LDD Moth (formerly known as European Gypsy Moth)

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Oak Wilt

Spotted Lanternfly

White Pine Blister Rust


Wild Pigs


Selected Invasive Plants

Dog-Strangling Vine

European Buckthorn

Garlic Mustard

Giant Hogweed

Japanese Knotweed


Purple Loosestrife

Wild Parsnip


Forests and Human Health

Poison Ivy

Giant Hogweed

Wild Parsnip

Ticks and Lyme Disease

Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus

Forest Bathing


If you have suggestions for additions to this list, please email us.