Events

15 July, 2017
LEAF - Edible Tree Tour

Edible Tree Tour

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm,

Location: Riverwalk Commons. Meet at the Town of Newmarket sign, located on the north-west corner of Doug Duncan Drive and Water Street

Newmarket, ON

Join us for a guided walking tour through downtown Newmarket as we uncover delectable treats in unexpected places. Learn about the healthy and delicious food growing on trees and shrubs. Sample urban forest treats and find out about urban forest and food-related programs across York Region. Certified arborist and local experts will lead the tour and share tips on tree identification and selection. 

Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and water. This event is rain or shine.

CEU’s are available.

17 July, 2017
Creating Wildlife Habitat in Trees

~ CANCELLED ~   with instructor, Brian French
Monday, July 17, 2017

Agroforestry Centre,
Kemptville Campus - University of Guelph
2627 Bedel Road,
Kemptville, ON
8:30am - 4:00pm (registration opens at 8:00am)

This class will discuss and demonstrate how instead of removing trees to the ground, portions can be safely retained and used as habitat. Demonstration will include techniques like ‘Coronet Pruning’ and how you can create bird boxes by either using pre‐existing cavities or creating them with the use of a saw. You will learn how you can attract the type of animal you are creating habitat for by the size and location of the holes you create, such as making large angled upward cuts into the side of a standing log creates a great space for bats to roost.

Brian French founded Portland-based Arboriculture International LLC in 2013. He is a climbing ISA Certified Arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. Serving as coordinator for the Oregon Champion Tree Registry and the Chair of the Portland Heritage Tree Program, he focuses on the preservation of significant, old trees and their associated flora and fauna. As an Audubon Society of Portland volunteer, Brian facilitated various ongoing wildlife habitat projects including salmon habitat restoration, snag development, red tree vole surveys, and developing urban wildlife guidelines.

19 July, 2017
Creating Wildlife Habitat in Trees

with instructor, Brian French
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Arboretum, University of Guelph

This class will discuss and demonstrate how instead of removing trees to the ground, portions can be safely retained and used as habitat. Demonstration will include techniques like ‘Coronet Pruning’ and how you can create bird boxes by either using pre‐existing cavities or creating them with the use of a saw. You will learn how you can attract the type of animal you are creating habitat for by the size and location of the holes you create, such as making large angled upward cuts into the side of a standing log creates a great space for bats to roost.

Brian French founded Portland-based Arboriculture International LLC in 2013. He is a climbing ISA Certified Arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. Serving as coordinator for the Oregon Champion Tree Registry and the Chair of the Portland Heritage Tree Program, he focuses on the preservation of significant, old trees and their associated flora and fauna. As an Audubon Society of Portland volunteer, Brian facilitated various ongoing wildlife habitat projects including salmon habitat restoration, snag development, red tree vole surveys, and developing urban wildlife guidelines.

Wednesday, 19 July - Guelph Arboretum
University of Guelph
College Ave, East, Guelph, ON
8:30am - 4:30pm (registration opens at 8:00am)
 

More information and registration form HERE 

20 July, 2017
Creating Wildlife Habitat in Trees

~~ CANCELLED~~  with instructor, Brian French
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Niagara Botanical Gardens

This class will discuss and demonstrate how instead of removing trees to the ground, portions can be safely retained and used as habitat. Demonstration will include techniques like ‘Coronet Pruning’ and how you can create bird boxes by either using pre‐existing cavities or creating them with the use of a saw. You will learn how you can attract the type of animal you are creating habitat for by the size and location of the holes you create, such as making large angled upward cuts into the side of a standing log creates a great space for bats to roost.

Brian French founded Portland-based Arboriculture International LLC in 2013. He is a climbing ISA Certified Arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. Serving as coordinator for the Oregon Champion Tree Registry and the Chair of the Portland Heritage Tree Program, he focuses on the preservation of significant, old trees and their associated flora and fauna. As an Audubon Society of Portland volunteer, Brian facilitated various ongoing wildlife habitat projects including salmon habitat restoration, snag development, red tree vole surveys, and developing urban wildlife guidelines.

Thursday, 20 July - Niagara Botanical Gardens
2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls
8:30am to 4:30pm (registration opens at 8:00am)

More information and registration form HERE

22 July, 2017
LEAF - Tree Tenders Stewardship Day – Hands-on Tree Care

Tree Tenders Stewardship Day – Hands-on Tree Care

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Machell Park, Aurora, ON. Meet in the northeast corner of parking lot. Parking lot is located on the north side of Aurora Heights Drive, west of Yonge Street

This site, planted last year with young trees and shrubs, needs some TLC in order to thrive.

Join us to get your hands dirty at this family-friendly event! 

  • 10:00 to 10:30 am: Learn about restoration efforts during a short tour of the site 
  • 10:30 am to 12:00 pm: Hands on work party to remove invasive species and apply mulch around young trees and shrubs

Refreshments provided. Volunteer hours available. 

Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes (no sandals!) and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and water. This event is rain or shine.

Register here: http://www.yourleaf.org/event/2017-07-22/tree-tenders-stewardship-day-machell-park-aurora

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