Firewood Ontario? Been through this in previous articles firewood Winnipeg and firewood Calgary, but will explain it again. Firewood Ontario is for Google’s sake, I use the term “Firewood Ontario” because it is the term searchers of the web use.
Under the stars beside an open flame with friends and family roasting hot dogs and marshmallows, is too infrequent. It seems our lives are consumed by our jobs and the day to day commitments involved with raising a family. Yet every time we sit by the fire, we always say “why don’t we do this more often”?
Ontario is a beautiful and diverse landscape that incorporates big cities and awesome woodlands.
Firewood harvesters are plenty in Ontario, and the Provincial Government has made the access to personal use permits quite convenient and affordable.
Tree bylaws are in place for maintaining a green environment. The Bylaws regulate a minimum size, diameter limits, and quantities allowed among other things. The bylaws are approved by the municipality of any area, and the municipalities work with the local forest agency in order to promote sustainable approach to forest management.
Due to the tree bylaws in the Province of Ontario, you need to have a licence to use wood from Crown land. You need:
- a fuelwood or building products licence
- to pay Crown timber charges for every cubic metre of wood
For getting a license, you have to contact the Ministry of Natural Resource and Forestry (MNRF) office. Do note that the licence expires on March 31st of every year. Fresh licences are issued after that. You can renew your licence once it is expired.
Firewood Ontario – one charge covers all species for personal use
The crown timber charge for personal use is for all species of wood. As of this writing, the rate is $4.38 + HST
Firewood Ontario – Sawmill residual rate is by species group – Rate varies.
Firewood Ontario – Management unit renewal rate is by species group. As of this writing, the rate is $6.00 (example only)
After researching Firewood Winnipeg, Firewood Calgary, and Firewood Ontario, I have come to the conclusion that Ontario lags behind the other provinces researched with their online presence. I could not locate an online application, nor was everything completely clear. Highly recommend calling to verify any information.