What Are Tree Talks and Walks?
Neighbourwoods offers 3 Tree Talks on timely topics of interest, featuring guest speakers. These are held in the Gallery at the Elora Arts Centre at 75 Melville Street in Elora.
Talks are free to members, and $10 for non-members.
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We also offer occasional, guided walks – usually in coordination with a Tree Talk – which we will announce on this site.
Former Tree Events Find writeups and video coverage of past tree talks and walks
We invite you to join us on Earth Day to watch expert arborists at work from Baum Professional Tree Care & Full Circle Tree Care, as they sustain a magnificent heritage Silver Maple. To be held at St. Mary Immaculate and St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at 10am on April 22, 2022
‘Ignatius Old Growth Forest Project’ Presented Nov 10, 2021 By Martin Tamlyn, manager OGF Project The Old Growth Forest is a 93-acre nature sanctuary on the north edge of Guelph. It is protected by a Conservation Easement with the Ontario Farmland Trust. The Project’s goal is to restore and protect diverse ecological communities and to assist the […]
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.
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 […]
This fascinating talk was presented on Oct 17, 2019 by arborist Kyle McLoughlin.Fungi are not plants – they belong to their own kingdom. In fact, they are more closely related to animals than plants. If you felt there was a lot to absorb at this talk, think about it this way: imagine you knew very […]
Neighbourwoods 2019 Spring Tree Talk: “raresites: Land Conservation in the 21st Century” On March 26, our guest speaker Tom Woodcock gave us an in-depth look into the ‘what, where, when, why, and how’ of the rare Charitable Research Reserve. What is rare? The Reserve is an area of over 900 acres, on the Grand River […]
Neighbourwoods Winter Tree Talk: MCC: Reforesting for Hope and Change in Haiti On January 21st, about 40 enthusiastic community members gathered to hear Fred Redekop give a fascinating overview of a long-running project by the Mennonite Central Committee to reforest the hardest-hit areas in Haiti, to provide local people with affordable food, cooking fuel, and […]
Date: October 2nd, 2018 Time: 7:30-9:00 Where: Minarovich Gallery Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. SERENA SOUCY What is conservation? A simple question, with many differing perspectives. Serena will take us through the history of the conservation effort providing a variety of viewpoints, from people of different nationalities and backgrounds. How are […]
The Elm Recovery Project at the University of Guelph Arboretum Many people today don’t recall the incredible canopy that the American elm (Ulmus americana) once produced over cities, rural roads and wild landscapes. With the introduction of Dutch elm disease into North America in the mid-twentieth century, hundreds of millions of elm trees were quickly […]
Behind the Scenes: What’s going on in Centre Wellington for our Urban Forest. Come for an informal panel discussion to find out who is doing what for our trees in our CW and hear from our new urban forest manager, Mat Alain. Speakers are: Mat Alain- CW urban forest manager Carolyn Crozier –Coordinator of Communitrees, […]
Thursday, October 19 Time: 7:30 – 9:00 pm Location: Elora Centre for the Arts, 75 Melville Street, Elora. Main Floor Join us for an informative presentation covering topics such as: Why trees fail in severe weather events How trees withstand harsh weather events Prevention and maintenance of trees Tree health and structure issues About our […]
Please join us for our Winter Tree Talk with Maria Legault, Communications Coordinator with Ontario’s Back to Nature Network.
Come and be inspired with reflections and tools to build your network around a shared purpose with nature at its core. Thursday February 9, 2017, 7:30 – 9 pm at Elora Centre for the Arts.
NeighbourWoods Upcoming Tree Talk: An Ounce of Prevention: Small Steps To Stop The Next BIG Invasive Species Date: Thursday November 3, 2016 Time: 7:30 – 9 pm Location: Elora Centre for the Arts (75 Melville St. Elora) in the Harris Room Cost: $5 or free for members Please join as out first Tree Talk of […]