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Protecting the Legacy of Heritage Trees: Heritage Trees Workshop on June 8 in Ottawa

Attend the Heritage Trees Workshop Series on June 8 in Ottawa

Heritage trees are an important component of urban forestry. Their presence not only invokes an emotional response from communities, but they provide an ecological legacy of genetic material.

Trees Ontario’s Ontario Heritage Tree Program identifies and records the location of heritage trees in the province. Heritage trees are identified and assessed based on their age, size, appearance, and most importantly their cultural and historical significance. The identification of these trees will enable Trees Ontario and community minded organizations to locate potential native seed sources of legacy trees. Collecting these seeds will ensure native stock is grown and available for future planting.

Heritage Trees Workshop Series

Trees Ontario, Ontario Urban Forest Council and the Ottawa Forests & Greenspace Advisory Committee are hosting a one-day heritage trees workshop.


  • Central Experimental Farm and Arboretum (Salon A)
    90 Carling Avenue, Ottawa (free parking)


  • June 8, 2012  8:30am-5pm
  • June 9, 2012  8am-3pm (Optional field day)


All prices include lunch:

  • OUFC Members, Seniors, Community Volunteers – $50
  • Professionals – $75
  • Professionals opting for Certification – $100
  • Optional Field Day – $30

The field training session in evaluating heritage trees on June 9 is planned for arborists, other forestry professionals and cultural historians. Space is limited to 40 participants – first come, first served .

Click here for a workshop agenda.


Click here to obtain your tickets.

For more information, please call 416.936.6735

Interested in a one-day Heritage Tree Workshop in your community? Please contact

Photo: Recognized Heritage Tree (Red Oak) in Elora, ON