Resources |  Coastal Woodlands
Fun facts
Southern Ontario as a whole has only about 25% forest cover, which is less than the minimum (30%) needed to support healthy wildlife and ecosystems 
Trees absorb 48 lbs of CO2 annually.
Southwestern Ontario forest cover = 12.1% 


The Huron Fringe Forest includes the wooded areas that parallel the shoreline of Lake Huron. It is a remnant of what used to be part of the great forests of pre-European settlement that covered about 90% of the landscape in southwestern Ontario. Today, because of clearing for agriculture and development, the forests have been reduced to patches and strips of woodlands.

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