Ensuring the sustainability of Ontario’s public and private woodlands
Ontario’s tree marking certification training was established in 1995, and is now delivered by the Canadian Institute of Forestry / Institut forestier du Canada, and Forests Ontario. Tree markers help ensure the sustainability of Ontario’s public and private woodlands by making ‘cut and leave’ decisions for individual trees. The provided courses cover topics such as silvicultural systems, silviculture, silvics, wildlife habitat, tree defects and tree vigour characteristics. Tree marking, done in conjunction with good forestry practices, has the capacity to ensure the long-term wellbeing of a forest.