This geocache is one of twenty Community Lands GeoPassport geocaches within the South Nation Jurisdiction. For more information on this series of geocaches, please visit South_Nation.
Enjoy a walk down an unmaintained trail to find this geocache. Concession Road 4 can be a little muddy and bumpy some times of the year, so accessing this area via route 16 is best for car access.
Trees have many uses and many forget about some of their medicinal and cultural purposes. Canada’s First Nations used over a thousand different plants and trees for food, medicine, materials and in cultural traditions. This traditional knowledge of plants and their uses allowed our First Nations to thrive in diverse environments. Many traditional uses have evolved for use in modern life. Specifically, Black Ash Trees are culturally significant to our First Nations. Black ash splint and sweetgrass baskets have been deeply rooted in Mohawk identity for many generations. The art of basket-making ensures unbroken and continued ties to the land and the environment, allowing many to reflect upon their cultural past and share ideas for the future.
The endangered Butternut Tree has similar ties to the environment and First Nations. Butternut can be used medicinally to treat toothaches, injuries and digestive problems.