Through the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program (MFTIP), landowners who have their property classified as 'Managed Forest' pay 25% of the municipal tax rate set for residential properties. To participate in this program give us a call and we will assist you in managing your forestland.
Eccles Forestry will complete an educational site visit, stand inventory and plan development according to your objectives as well as meeting all the requirements of the Managed Forest Tax Program. As certified plan approver, we then submit your plan to the MNRF. Included in your plan is stand analysis, aerial mapping, species at risk and Natural Heritage information. Call us for more information.
Thinning removes approximately thirty percent of the density usually targeting poor quality and unhealthy trees for removal. The better quality trees are retained and allowed to grow and develop. The first thinning usually removes every fourth row plus poor quality trees in the remaining three rows. Subsequent thinnings occur on an approximate ten year cycle retaining the best quality trees evenly spaced throughout the stand thereby maximizing stand economics and quality with each thinning.
Give us a call for more information on your plantation or to arrange a educational tour of plantation management.
Plantation & Education
Thinning your woodlot!
By planting trees, you can increase the value of your land, improve the quality of your soil, increase wildlife habitat, enhance recreational opportunities, improve the overall health of the environment and leave a lasting legacy - all the while increasing forest cover in Ontario.
Subsidy of $1.50 per tree with a minimum planting area of 1 hectare (2.5 ac) of open or mostly open area