The Simcoe County Forest is the largest and one of the most productive municipal forests in Ontario, totaling over 33,000 acres. Brett Dixon can take you through the history of the forest to its modern day uses and its special place in our local ecosystem.
Brett Dixon Simcoe County Forest Technician with the County of Simcoe, Forestry Department
Brett Dixon is a Registered Professional Forester and a Certified Arborist who works as a Forestry Technician with the County of Simcoe. Brett is a level 2 Ontario Tree marker, Ministry of Natural Resources Butternut Health Assessor, Managed Forest Plan Approver and a licensed exterminator. Brett has been with the County Forestry Department since 2008 where he is responsible for the planning, tree marking and overseeing of harvest operations within Simcoe County Forest.
Brett studied forestry at Lakehead University earning his Honours Bachelor of Science in Forestry in 1999. After graduation, Brett worked for Buchanan Lumber in Thunder Bay until 2001. In 2002, Brett worked in Algonquin Park with the Algonquin Forestry Authority. For the next 6 years Brett worked in Guelph as a forestry consultant with Williams and Associates Forestry Consultants where Brett helped landowners with timber sales, tree marking and writing forest management plans.
Brett also owns his own forest and tree care company Dixon Forestry. Dixon Forestry provides tree marking, timber sale management and forest consulting as well as individual tree care and removals. Brett has been an executive with the Huronia Woodlot Owners Association and previously with the Waterloo Wellington Owners Association.
Brett lives in Oro-Medonte with his wife and 3 young children (including five year old twins).