Announcing the Macphail Woods School of Woodland Ecology

Announcing the Macphail Woods School of Woodland Ecology

The School of Woodland Ecology is an exciting new initiative from the Macphail Woods Ecological Forestry Project are launching this fall. For the first time we will be offering in-depth courses for adults. In September, we’ll host an Intro to Bushcraft Ecology and in November, Woodland Ecology: an Introduction to Forest Stewardship and then in November, the Backyard Arborist: Proper Pruning and Planting.

Over the last 25 years, Macphail Woods has offered a huge variety of free workshops on topics from owls to botany to forest restoration and more. For many years, workshop participants have requested more intensive courses. While still offering our popular free workshops, The Woodland Ecology School will allow participants to delve deeper into specific topics, developing expertise, skills and confidence. The core principles of these courses are plant identification, forest health assessment and practical experience. Whether a weekend nature enthusiast, woodlot owner, outdoor educator or industry professional, we will help you learn hands-on skills which will contribute to all of your outdoor pursuits.

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