The land that lines the ridge directly behind the house is abundant with Eastern White Cedar.
The conservation acreage was dedicated as the Wilmot Creek Commemorative Forest to honour individuals and entities who contributed to Ontario’s Conservation Movement. The plaque reads:
To the North Lies the WILMOT CREEK COMMEMORATIVE FOREST Acquired With The Assistance of the Nature Conservancy of Canada, The Ontario Conservation Authorities and the Province of Ontario in Honour of Dr. A. H. Richardson, A.S.L. Barnes and J.D. Thomas, whose vision and dedication contributed immeasurably to the Conservation Movement in Ontario.
The property that is now currently The Hive was the original land owner of the entire Nature Reserve. A portion of the forest was conveyed to the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority and commemorated as a conservation forest.
The Hive is grateful to own a portion of the forest surrounded by the conservation area. The area was cleared over many years to provide access to the forest via The Hive Centre and Stay.