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Trees Ontario & OUFC host a one-day Heritage Tree Training workshop in Toronto

Trees Ontario, Ontario Urban Forest Council (OUFC), and local partner LEAF invite forestry professionals, community groups and all tree and history enthusiasts for a one-day workshop focused on recognizing, valuing and protecting heritage trees on November 9th at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in Toronto.

Heritage trees serve as living links to our past while shaping the ecological foundation of our natural environment for centuries to come.  The Ontario Heritage Tree Program is dedicated to identifying and recording 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 enables Trees Ontario and community-minded organizations to locate high quality sources of native tree seeds to be grown and planted, thus passing on the legacy of heritage trees to future generations.

The Toronto Heritage Tree Workshop offers the opportunity to learn more about the program, Ontario’s heritage trees as well as the assessment and certification process for the Program.

What:  Toronto Heritage Tree Workshop

When:  November 9, 2012 8:30am-3pm

Where:  Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) – 252 Front Street West, Room 2214

Cost:  Workshop only – $55       Workshop + Protection Toolkit Book – $100       Student ticket (with ID) – $25

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

For workshop registration, click here.

About the Ontario Heritage Tree Program

The Ontario Heritage Tree Program is a provincial program dedicated to identifying and recording the location of heritage trees based on their age, size, appearance, and most importantly their cultural and historical significance. Individuals and groups across the province are invited to nominate trees that are significant to their surrounding communities. Trees are then evaluated and, if recognized, photographed and their profile stories, including historical significance of the properties they reside on, published on the Trees Ontario website. To learn more about the program or to nominate a tree, click here.

About Ontario Urban Forest Council

The Ontario Urban Forest Council (OUFC) is a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the health of the urban forests in the province. The OUFC was formerly the Ontario Shade Tree Council (OSTC). The OSTC evolved as a Council in 1964 from the Metro Toronto and Region Dutch Elm Disease Control Committee which was established in 1961 to investigate the control of Dutch Elm Disease. OUFC membership includes arborists, foresters, landscape architects, nurserymen, planners, municipalities, conservation authorities as well as many individuals from the public interested and concerned about trees. To learn more, visit www.oufc.org