Forests Ontario

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Sawmill Sid

Give fallen trees a new life

Sawmill Sid specializes in portable sawmilling and wood repurposing solutions. In light of extreme weather events and invasive species such as the Emerald Ash Borer, urban wood waste has become a major challenge. Without the means to recycle wood from dead trees, a significant portion of wood is destined for landfills. By providing portable sawmilling services, Sawmill Sid provides an alternative that allows fallen trees to be given new life as useful products.

The wood recovered from these trees is used in the production of a multitude of products, including flooring, furniture, fire place mantels, and homes. Wood is also provided to schools and community groups for building projects.

Emerald Ash Borer is here, what do I do?

Invasive Insects in Canadian Forests

Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) or EAB, native to Asia, is a woodboring beetle that arrived here accidentally in solid wood packaging material. It attacks ash (Fraxinus) tree species and is a highly effective tree-killer in North America. It has already killed millions of ash trees since it was first detected in Canada in 2002, and is expected to kill billions more.

Forest Services Directory

Maintained by the Ontario Woodlot Association

The Forest Services Directory is the woodlot owner’s one-stop shop to locate a forestry professional or forest service provider in Ontario. You can search for information on services provided by forest consultants, tree markers, loggers, tree nurseries, saw mills, forest health technicians and other forest-related services and specialists.

Extension Notes

Fact sheets to help you manage the forest

A massive library of resources provided by the Government of Ontario covering a range of forestry and wildlife topics.