Forest Resources & Soils Testing Laboratory


Providing expert soil and vegetation testing to the Thunder Bay region since 1996
Although the FoReST Laboratory was originally setup as a forest soil research facility, it now serves a much broader clientele with a full array of chemical and physical soil/vegetation testing. 
Our highly qualified staff, specialized equipment, and technical facilities have been specifically designed to meet todays soil, vegetation, and nutrient management challenges.
 
Accredited Soil Nutrient Testing
 
The FoReST Laboratory has been a participant of the North American Proficiency Testing (NAPT) program since 2004 and is the only OMAFRA accredited laboratory in northern Ontario.  We are certified to provide farmers and home owners with OMAFRA fertilizer recommendations for agricultural, home garden and lawn care purposes. Our senior soil scientist is also available for individual client consultation.
 
New Services:
 
    Pellet and Biomass Analysis
 
     In cooperation with the Lakehead University Wood Science and Testing Facility (LUWSTF), the FoReST lab has recently begun providing pellet and biomass testing for the growing Canadian bioenergy sector.
    Topsoil Quality Testing
      The FoReST Lab has developed a quality testing program for topsoil used in urban planting of flower beds, trees and turf. Our new Topsoil Quality Package offers recommendations according to City of Thunder Bay guidelines.
To download the Topsoil Quality Package sample submission form click HERE
For more information about our new services call us at
343-8639 or email forestlab@lakeheadu.ca

 
 Our Mission
 
The mission of the FoReST Laboratory is to continue partnering with businesses, industry, government and researchers to help develop new opportunities, build entrepreneurial activity, and encourage research and economic growth in northern Ontario.
 

LUCAS Lakehead University