Created by Otis Sawyer, the 28 acre Sawyer Preservation Woodlot has two higher ground trails for all year round walking, and two lower trails which may be wet in the spring. Each trail has several side paths. In this forest ecosystem, people see how natural processes can work together to sustain a healthy forest that is actively managed. The formation of the Sawyer Preservation Woodlot Association has allowed this unique forest to be protected for the enjoyment of future generations. An educational brochure, highlighting the 34 species of trees found along this trail allows hikers to conduct their own selfguided tour as they learn about the trees in this forest community.
The woodlot was used as a pasture until the mid-1930's when his woodlot was chosen as a demonstration woodlot for Fullarton Township. During the 1960's, 70's and 80's, Sawyer cleared a network of trails through the woodlot, which are managed today by the Sawyer Preservation Woodlot Association, who have helped to maintain the Sawyer Woodlot since it was severed from the rest of Sawyer's land under his direction in 1989.
Information provided by the Sawyer Woodlot website.
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