Both owners have a degree in Forestry and endeavour to use best practices for managing the woodlot on the property. Bill spent 34 years working as a Registered Professional Forester in Algonquin Park where much of the science used in managing maple dominated forests in Ontario was developed.
We actively manage the woodlot by thinning out defective material and leaving the best trees to improve the quality of the forest over time. This area is close to the northern limit of the range of sugar maple in North America and so presents its own unique challenges in promoting and maintaining a healthy forest.
The Sugarbush covers approximately 400 acres has another 400 acres of mixed forest to go along with a variety of lakes, ponds and old fields bringing the farm to 930 acres. Any open areas are assessed for potential for other future farm uses while providing habitat for wildlife.