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HERITAGE TREE WORKSHOP – OTTAWA June 8-9, 2012

Updated: Apr 22

This Workshop includes as two separate but related events, a Heritage Tree Workshop on June 8 and a Field Tour June 9, 2012 organised by the Ontario Urban Forest Council (OUFC), Trees Ontario and the Ottawa Forests and Greenspace Advisory Committee with support from Tree Canada.


June 8, 2012 offers a learning experience for participants with presenters from the OUFC, the Ontario Heritage Trust, City of Ottawa and Trees Ontario discussing the value of trees, how heritage trees are defined, identified and evaluated, how to undertake cultural research on trees and how heritage trees can be protected under the Planning Act, the Municipal Act and the Ontario Heritage Act. This is a full day event with a short field component after the workshop. Full participation in the June 8 workshop will provide a “Heritage Tree Evaluator” certification for interested professionals. The workshop will also address how arboriculture practices need to be adapted to accommodate big old interesting “heritage trees” (registration rate varies from $ 50-$100.includes lunch)


On June 9, 2012, a bus field trip to Rideau Hall, Parc Richelieu and the Champlain Oaks area has been organised for family and friends and a guided tour of noteworthy trees, designated trees and potential heritage trees together with a picnic lunch is available ( $ 30 inclusive).

Space is limited at both events. Book NOW! --Daniel Buckles


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