Resources for Woodland Owners

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.

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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

    Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

    Oak Wilt

    Spongy Moth (formerly known as European Gypsy Moth/LDD Moth)

    Spotted Lanternfly

    White Pine Blister Rust


    Wild Pigs


    Jumping Worms


    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.