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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Ross Family Complex
19300 Centre Street

Mount Albert, Ontario, L0G 1M0

 

On Wednesday, November 12th and Saturday, November 15th, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority will be hosting free planting workshops that are open to the public. Learn how to plant trees and shrubs to create beautiful buffers and wildlife habitat.

All attendees will receive a personalized property package containing information on how to draft your customized planting project, offset your costs through grants and receive a free potted starter tree. 

Amy Fedrigo, LEAF’s Residential Planting Programs Assistant, will be in attendance to speak about LEAF’s subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program, an affordable and convenient way to get new native trees, shrubs and garden kits for your property!

Please pre-register by contacting Brittany Ballagh, b.ballagh@LSRCA.on.ca, 905.895.1281 x326.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Presbyterian Church
23449 Woodbine Ave

Keswick, Ontario, L4P 3E9

 

On Wednesday, November 12th and Saturday, November 15th, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority will be hosting free planting workshops that are open to the public. Learn how to plant trees and shrubs to create beautiful buffers and wildlife habitat.

All attendees will receive a personalized property package containing information on how to draft your customized planting project, offset your costs through grants and receive a free potted starter tree. 

Amy Fedrigo, LEAF’s Residential Planting Programs Assistant, will be in attendance to speak about LEAF’s subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program, an affordable and convenient way to get new native trees, shrubs and garden kits for your property!

Please pre-register by contacting Brittany Ballagh, b.ballagh@LSRCA.on.ca, 905.895.1281 x326.

Netherlands
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
City Hall, Committee Room 2
100 Queen St W.

Toronto, , M5H2N2

 

Urban Forest Innovations Inc., the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition, and LEAF are hosting a special public lecture to convey knowledge and ideas to Engineers, Urban Planners, Arborists, Landscape Architects and related professionals and students.,

Joris Voeten, Urban Green Engineer at SHFT - Smart Innovative Concepts in The Netherlands, will share the complexities of designing a UNESCO heritage site in Amsterdam to allow for maximum tree growth. He will also share the results of Tree-Terra, a 100% recycled soil designed for trees in paved in urban settings.

9:00am - 10:15am ~ Growing Large Trees in Complex Urban Spaces

This presentation will take you through the process of site design and construction for elm trees along the canals in the city center of Amsterdam. Having healthy trees along the historic canals is required by UNESCO, as the entire city center is designated a World Heritage Site. With necessary reconstruction of the canal walls and their foundations, existing elms had to be removed, and new ones planted after construction was complete. This created a perfect opportunity to 'start from scratch' to plan and design for at least 70 years of successful growth in limited growing space. A complex set of design requirements, including high water tables, high intensity use of above-ground urban space, high density of underground infrastructure, high frequency of change in the urban environment and high quality standards set by both UNESCO and the City of Amsterdam, had to be considered throughout the project. This case study offers valuable lessons for long-term survival of large growing trees in challenging urban spaces. Includes 30-minute Q&A.

10:15am-10:45am ~ Coffee break and Networking.

10:45am-12:00pm ~ Recycled Soil for Urban Settings

Learn about the development, characteristics and practical implications of Tree-Terra,  Cradle-to-Cradle certified, 100% recycled, soil for trees in paved urban settings. The results from laboratory experiments as well as field tests will illustrate the high potential of Tree-Terra and two case studies will provide valuable lessons for Canadian professionals designing challenging urban spaces. Includes 30-minute Q&A.

12:00pm-12:30pm ~ Joris is available for continued discussion

This talk is eligible for 2.5 ISA Arborist CEUs.

liveable cities: nyc-toronto growing green
Monday, November 24, 2014 - 4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.
Room 140, University College, University of Toronto
15 King's College Circle

Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3H7

 

The Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto, the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition, and LEAF are hosting a special public lecture on Monday, November 24, 2014 from 4-5 pm at University College, Room 140.

Come hear from Jeremy Barrick, Deputy Chief of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources at the New York City Parks Department, and learn how NYC Parks responds to major storm events like Hurricane Sandy and its strategies for building and sustaining a resilient city. New York City has a top-ranked urban forestry program, and one of the best park systems in the U.S., so don’t miss this incredible opportunity!

For more info contact: amory.ngan@utoronto.ca

Jeremy Barrick is the Deputy Chief of Forestry, Horticulture, and Natural Resources at the New York City Parks Department. He oversees the management of forestry and horticulture programs that include the tree planting program, the design and construction of green infrastructure, the trees and sidewalks program, citywide horticulture and tree preservation policy, and the city-wide nursery. He joined the Parks Department as a borough forester in the Bronx. He has also worked in the field of consulting arboriculture for a respected tree care company in Minneapolis. Prior to becoming Deputy Chief, he was the Capital Projects Arborist with the Parks Department’s Capital Design and Construction Division where he worked alongside architects, landscape architects, engineers, and project managers. Jeremy sits on the Executive Board of the Society of Municipal Arborists. He is an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist and holds a B.S. in urban and community forestry from the University of Minnesota.