Read the full New York Times Magazine article here. “By analyzing the DNA in root tips and tracing the movement of molecules through underground conduits, Simard has discovered that fungal threads link nearly every tree in a forest — even trees of different species. Carbon, water, nutrients, alarm signals and hormones can pass from tree […]
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For over 10 years Neighbourwoods summer staff and dozens of volunteers have collected data about Centre Wellington trees to better understand the state of our urban forest. This summer Neighbourwoods has taken on an exciting new project using a program called iTree. Based on the 10,102 trees inspected between 2009 and 2019, Neighbourwoods has generated […]
Since 2009, Neighbourwoods, in partnership with Centre Wellington Parks and Recreation Department has been planting Celebration Trees in community parks. What started as a germ of an idea by Donna Ross and Peter Szmidt has blossomed over the years, and now there are 134 trees planted and plaqued in more than 10 parks recognizing birthdays, […]
Once again this summer, Neighbourwoods volunteers and summer staff will be working in the field inspecting trees for Centre Wellington’s annual tree inventory! This year, which marks the 12th year of the program, a few changes are being adopted. First, the data collection process is being streamlined. Crews are recording each tree’s species, location, height, crown […]
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 […]
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.