july - juillet, 2021

18jul10:00 amArboretum Tree Tours: 2021 Fisher Avenue Tree BeltRain or Shine10:00 am Event Organized By: Friends of the Central Experimental Farm

Event Details

WHEN: Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. RAIN or SHINE 

Please note: Our registration policy has changed. Registration is for one individual only. Each attendee must be registered separately. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Reminder: Given the challenges of Covid-19, all attendees must wear a mask and maintain physical distances with other attendees, except members of the same household.

WHERE: This tour will begin at Fisher and Carling Avenues. Parking is available on the northbound side of Fisher, south of Carling.

WHAT: The Fisher Avenue tree belt is a great informal space, well-used by people in the surrounding community. Even though the scientific value of the planting was abandoned early on, the tree belt still has heritage value as a border and a reminder of the larger shelter belt.

In the early 1890s, nearly 20 acres of trees were planted along the northern and western boundaries of the Farm, comprising more than 15,000 trees. The belt that ran along the north side of the Farm was cut down when Carling Avenue was expanded, and the remaining area has existed for about 130 years.

Attendance is limited to 20 to enable physical distancing and to avoid fines by complying with government regulations on group size.

Tour leader: Roman Popadiouk

Although the tours are free and open to the public, you must register in advance to attend.

COST: Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted during the tour.

INFO: Register here. The Friends of the Farm office is closed, and voicemail messages are monitored on an irregular basis. Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca with questions or any issues with registration.



(Sunday) 10:00 am


Friends of the Central Experimental FarmThe Friends of the Central Experimental Farm (FCEF) preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the Dominion Arboretum, the Ornamental Gardens and other public areas of the Farm, in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, for the educational benefit and enjoyment of the public; and promote the Farm’s historical significance.info@friendsofthefarm.ca