Read more about the 2023 International Plowing match on the website: https://www.plowingmatch.org/ipm2023/.
View Details on Southern Ontario Nut Growers Website
American Chestnut Planting in Brantford
Seeds planted in February under the leadership of Dr. Dragan Galic are now ready for planting
The American chestnut tree has faced extinction since the introduction of
the chestnut blight to North America in 1904. Today, few American chestnut
trees remain in the wild. Read all about this in the September 2023 issue of
The Ontario Woodlander.
The Canadian Chestnut Council has dedicated itself to restoring the tree to
its historical range in Canada. To this end the Council has undertaken a
breeding program to develop a blight tolerant tree.
Each fall new saplings from our breeding program are planted in research
orchards. This year we are planting 1,000 trees.
The Chestnut Council is looking for volunteers to assist with this planting.
If you would like to help out and have a chance to see the largest
plantation of American chestnut trees in Canada, please contact Christine
Vey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Tree Planting in Oshawa with LEAF
Want to help grow Oshawa’s urban forest? Join us for some family-friendly fun planting native trees and shrubs in Russett Park. Get your hands dirty and give back to nature!
Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Planting event will take place from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Please bring multiple filled water bottles (there will be no water refill station on site).
Registration is required and closes Thursday, September 28 11:59PM.
The World Conference on Forests for Public Health (WCFPH) is a prestigious international event that will be held from October 4 to 7 in Sherbrooke (Québec, Canada). The conference aims to bring together experts, practitioners, researchers, and stakeholders from the forestry and public health sectors to explore the critical connections between forests and public health.
The WCFPH presents an exceptional opportunity for you and your members to share knowledge, exchange experiences, and contribute to the global dialogue on the health benefits of forests.
By participating in the conference, you will have the chance to:
Please visit our website, which provides detailed information about the event, the themes, and the registration process.
Workshop Tour - St. George, Ontario
Join the Brant Woodlot Owners' Association on October 4, 2023, for a tour of Dr. Jim Hedge’s workshop. Jim operates a whiskey barrel business (white oak). The tour will include learning about the barrel business and seeing his sawmill and CNC machine.
Meet at 5:30 p.m. at 245 German School Road, St. George, for a social time with Chinese food and beverages, then we will proceed to the tour.
There will be a cost of $15.00 per person to cover the cost of food and beverages.
Preregistration by October 2nd is required.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or call 519-753-6574.
The Fall Woodlot Walk-about is on Saturday October 7th. More details to come.
As it happens, the Walk-about will be in the Clayton area and the Crown and Pumpkin Fall Tour (art and artisans) will also be taking place that weekend in the same general area.
Elms of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States
Our region has three native Elm species. One, American Elm (Ulmus americana), is very familiar to most people and has become virtually synonymous with the word "Elm". We also have two other native species which deserve to be known better: Slippery Elm (Ulmus rubra) and Rock Elm (Ulmus thomasii). This presentation will focus on giving a visual tour and an overview of natural history and uses of our three native Elm species. We will also cover commonly encountered exotic Elms, and issues affecting the elms such as Dutch Elm Disease and the emerging new threat Elm Zigzag Sawfly.
Speaker: Owen Clarkin, Vice-President of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists Club.
Left to right: rock elm, American elm, and slippery elm photographed in eastern Ontario.
A link to join the webinar will be distributed to all registrants closer to the date.
Managing Invasive Species in an Urban Environment - Invasive Species Centre
Presented by Allie Abram, Invasive Species Coordinator, City of Mississauga
The City of Mississauga developed an Invasive Species Management Plan to respond to invasive plants and pests threatening the City’s Urban Forest and Natural Areas. This webinar will provide an overview of how the plan and implementation strategy were developed, what considerations were made when selecting priority sites and species, as well as how the plan is being implemented.
Click here to register.
Safety, Maintenance and Sharpening Course
October 14, 2023 - 8:00 am
Open to the general public, this 3 hour session gives the chainsaw user an appreciation of the safety features and an awareness of the risks and dangers associated with a chainsaw. The session also includes information on safety equipment, chainsaw maintenance and chain sharpening. Participants are encouraged to bring their saw and sharpening tools to the session.
A certified instructor gives the course.
Fee: $25.00 for OWA members, $50.00 for non-members
Place: Limerick Forestry Maintenance Garage, 1215 Limerick Rd. , (south of Oxford Station)
Click here to register or to get additional information.
S.D.&G. Chapter of the OWA Annual Forest Tour—S.D.&G. County Forest
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RSVP by October 9, 2023 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 613-363-0696.
Huron-Perth: Fall Tour #2
Huron-Perth's second fall tour will be at the Lindner property to see a corduroy road & sugar bush.
To register, email email@example.com or call Terry at 519-998-5712. See below for maps and parking.
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Chainsaw Operation Course
October 14, 2023 - 12:30 pm
This 3 hour course provides hands-on experience in the safe and efficient use of a chainsaw, bucking and limbing. You will practice safe procedures and proper techniques. Become comfortable with your saw.
Participants must bring their own personal safety equipment, their chainsaw and sharpening tools.
Completion of the chainsaw safety, maintenance and sharpening course is a prerequisite for this course.
A certified instructor gives this course.
Fee: $ 40.00 for owa members, $ 70.00 for non-members
Community Tree Planting in Tasca Community Park (Nobleton, Township of King) with LEAF
LEAF stands for Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests. LEAF is a non-profit organization that teaches people about trees and gets them excited about the urban forest. We plant native species in backyards and public spaces while engaging citizens in urban forest stewardship through planting, education and training. We envision healthy, vibrant communities where everyone values and cares for the urban forest.
Calling all tree-lovers! Join us for a family-friendly afternoon of planting native trees and shrubs in Tasca Community Park. Dig into some fun and help grow the Township of King’s urban forest!
Click here for more information or to register.
Tree Tenders Volunteer Training with LEAF
LEAF's popular, multi-day Tree Tenders course is available this fall!
Gain a solid understanding of how trees function and what they need to survive and thrive. Learn to identify the tree species in your community. Learn the best practices for selecting, planting and caring for trees in your yard or neighbourhood.
Our expert instructors will deliver engaging in-person sessions that will give you skills you can apply immediately!
Cost: $125 + HST Includes a copy of the ISA’s Citizen Arborist Manual
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 - 6:00pm to Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 9:00pm
Schedule of classes:
Eligible participants who attend all five required classes have the option to receive 14.00 ISA Continuing Education Units (CEU's).
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration and with any questions.
LEAF's expert instructors will deliver engaging in-person sessions that will give you skills you can apply immediately!
River Institute's 30th Annual River Symposium
This FREE event will take place both online and in-person in Cornwall, ON, Canada.
For the past 30 years, the River Symposium has provided a platform for researchers, educators, policy-makers, community leaders and citizens to discuss the current ecological health of our freshwater ecosystems and explore issues and challenges facing large rivers and their watersheds. This sharing of knowledge is powerful as it leads to a better understanding of freshwater resources and ecosystems, as well as the development of strategies for renewal and protection.
For our 30th Anniversary, we hope to highlight the past, present and future of the St. Lawrence River, its tributaries and interconnected systems. We are happy to welcome a wide variety of presentations on themes including art, community stories/initiatives, Indigenous perspectives, and scientific studies of freshwater systems.
Click here for additional information.
The Forest Health Review is an annual meeting to provide an update on the current status of forests in Ontario for forest resource managers, foresters, ecologists, conservation authorities, pest management companies, academics, municipalities, and others interested in forest resource management. Experts present the latest information on forest health conditions, forest invasive pests, current and upcoming forest management programs, and the current year’s research results.
Hosted through partnership by Natural Resources Canada, Forests Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Invasive Species Centre.
Date: Wednesday October 25, 2023
Location: Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre, 400 Memorial Ave, Orillia, ON L3V 0T7
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Registration cost: Free
Lunch will be provided
This will be an evening event. Our guest speaker will be announced later in the fall.
Oak Wilt in Woodlots: What Can We Do?
Join us on November 16th from 12:00 - 1:00 pm to explore and learn about oak wilt preparation, prevention, and management options for landowners.
The presenters will be Urban Forest Health Specialists, John Barker and Anna Ketchum from Lallemand Plant Care.
A webinar link will be made available to all registrants closer to the event.
Solving the mysteries of beech leaf disease: 6 years of partnerships - Invasive Species Centre
Join the Invasive Species Centre for an exciting presentation given by Dr. Sharon Reed from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, speaking about her research on Beech Leaf Disease.
Beech leaf disease was first discovered in Ontario in 2017. Since then, staff from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry have been working with international partners to determine the cause of the disease, how it spreads, and its effect on forest communities. Join us to find out what we’ve learned and our next steps.
Date & Time: January 17, 2024 @ 11AM
Invasive Species Centre: 2024 Invasive Species Forum
Empowering Action February 12-15, 2024
The virtual Invasive Species Forum is an annual event that brings attention to invasive species issues, research, and advances in prevention and management occurring across Canada, and in neighbouring U.S. States. The 2024 Forum is taking place from February 12 to 15.
The theme of the 2024 Invasive Species Forum is Empowering Action.
Sign up for the Invasive Species Centre's email list to be the first to get updates about the upcoming Forum.
Click here for more information.
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