Butternut trees are currently listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act due to a fungal disease (butternut canker) that affects the trees. To assist the species in it’s recovery, a provincial program of certified Butternut Health Assessors (BHA) was established to properly identify and assess butternut trees, their origin, and probability of survival.
F Smith Consulting is a BHA. By hiring a BHA, landowners can ensure that they are following their due diligence in adhering to provincial regulations. If any work is planned on or near a butternut tree, a butternut health assessment is required.