This visually rich survey examines how trees and forests function ecologically in urban and rural settings, and how they can be managed sustainably following scientific principles. You'll learn more about the historical impact of settlement on southern Ontario's forests. Other topics include tree identification, tree health and care, planting and forest restoration, forest ecology, old-growth forests and enhancement of wildlife habitat. We'll also discuss sustainable management of forests for maple syrup, Christmas trees and firewood. You'll learn to complete a managed Forest Plan under the provincial Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program, which would allow a reduction in your property taxes.