WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? Tree harvesting at York Regional forest tract on Kennedy Road
Sustainable tree harvesting taking place until Feb. 26 at Bendor and Graves tract
Feb. 18, 2021
The region is sustainably harvesting large, mature red pine trees to allow smaller plants and native trees to grow and thrive within the forest tract.
JUST THE FACTS:
- Location: Bendor and Graves York Regional forest tract at 17689 Kennedy Rd.;
- The tract, trails and off-leash dog park remain open. Some trails near the Kennedy Road entrance are closed. Parking is available at 17858 McCowan Rd.;
- Visitors are to respect closed trail sections and stay clear of harvesting equipment;
- Work will be done on weekdays when it is less busy and a 90-metre section of Kennedy Road at the tract entrance will be closed. Limited parking is available south of the closure;
- Harvesting is done every 10 to 20 years when the ground is frozen to minimize impact on trails and wildlife and bird habitat. The forest tract was last harvested in 2010.
- Harvested trees are sold to a contractor then turned into wood products found at local lumber stores;
- The region receives on average $50,000 a year from sustainably harvested forest products.
- For more information on sustainable harvesting, visit york.ca.