october, 2021

17oct2:00 pm3:00 pmNative tree species in urban landscapes by Tree CanadaTree talk (in person) in Ski Hill Park (Gloucester)2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Event Organized By: Gloucester Horticultural Society

Event Details

Hosted by Gloucester Horticultural Society

We will be meeting at 2pm at Ski Hill Park in Gloucester, map attached. Guests can park in the lot for Ecole Le Phare Elementary school (1965 Naskapi Dr, Gloucester, ON K1J 8M9) or down Marquis Avenue. We will take a short walk to look at some trees and listen to the presentation somewhere on the path.

 

Abstract: 

For urban tree and shrub plantings, Tree Canada strongly encourages the use of native species from the same geographic area (i.e., “the seed source”) when possible. Non-native species may not provide the same ecosystem services (such as wildlife habitat) and can even disrupt local ecosystems through cross-pollination and invasiveness in some cases. This presentation will focus on the “right tree right place” approach, and our recommendations for working with local professionals to determine the best species mix for the planting site and climate zone. Additionally, non-native does not mean invasive, as such, this presentation will also discuss options for ornamental trees that can hold cultural value in urban areas.

Speaker: Program Managers, Tree Canada  —  Rebecca Seltzer & Michael Petryk


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Time

(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Organizer

Gloucester Horticultural Society

About Us

Every month gardeners from Ottawa-East gather to exchange ideas, resolve growing dilemmas, and enjoy the company of other horticulturists in a congenial atmosphere. The Gloucester Horticultural Society was started in 1925 and today enjoys a membership of about 100 active members.

Our aim is to provide a congenial atmosphere in which to learn, share and practice horticulture. Our mission is to inform, educate and share horticultural knowledge.

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