While walking your dog, be careful where you let them pee. Dog urine is a detriment to our lovely urban trees. Dog urine severely harms the base of trees. When a dog pees on a tree, the chemicals from their urine soak into the bark. They then reach the cambium (the tree tissue layer, tasked […]
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As the weather warms up and the flowers begin to bloom, it’s important that we look out and care for our trees. Here are some quick tips to help your trees thrive this summer! TREE ASSESSMENT: Without leaves, it’s easier to see if you tree has any damage. Make sure to check for broken or […]
Come volunteer with our tree inventory group! You’ve seen cheery volunteers in their yellow T shirts for more than 10 years now. It’s a great way to learn about trees, work with really nice folks and help add the knowledge about the trees in our community. A training workshop will be offered in the week […]
Due to the province’s direction on containment of the coronavirus, unfortunately our Spring Tree Talk has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this event to a later date. Please watch the website and the Neighbourwoods newsletter for updates.
This document offers interesting tables comparing various species for their value storing carbon, storm water and energy benefits of urban trees in Columbus Ohio. Thank you to Ian Rankine for sending it our way.
Going Carbon Neutral: It Takes A Village Date: Wednesday, Feb 5th, 2020Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.Where: Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville St, EloraCost: Free for members, $5 non-membersSpeaker: LINDA SWORD In 2007, Eden Mills decided to be the first village in North America to ‘go carbon neutral’, to emit no more CO2 […]
Are you looking for a truly green stocking stuffer? Consider a Tree Trust Gift Card! This is a perfect eco present for a loved one flying home for the holidays -or maybe flying away for a holiday!. Each card offsets a seven hour flight. To purchase please email us at Neighbourwoods@eloraevironmentcentre.ca and we can send one […]
Submitted By: Toni Ellis Description: Many compelling reasons for planting large stature trees when space permits, instead of small trees. PDF Download: https://www.fs.fed.us/psw/topics/urban_forestry/products/cufr_511_large_tree_argument.pdf
Submitted By: Toni Ellis Description: This detailed comparison of trees survival and growth between Detroit, Minneapolis and Philadelphia. Details the cost of planting and loss when trees fail. Graph on page 16 correlates DBH to the value of ecological services provided by a hypothetical Sugar Maple. PDF Download: https://eloraenvironmentcentre.ca/wp-content/blogs.dir/7/files/2019/12/forests-07-00065.pdf