2022 Tree Forum: Early Life Cycle of Trees

Forêt Capitale Forest is working hard on establishing new forests in Ottawa. Planting trees with a plan is our motto and we are focused on the early stages of tree establishment and growth. Join us on October 16th for our first Tree Forum workshop centred on seed collection and starting your own trees. We have space for about 25-30 attendees.

We will hear from forestry specialists and learn the basics of tree seed collection through a hands-on workshop including a seed foray on the Just Food property (a former tree nursery).

Event details are below.

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2022 Tree Forum: Early Life Cycle of Trees

Date: 16 October from 10:00am to 2:00pm 
Location: 2391 Pepin Court, Blackburn Hamlet, Meet at Red Barn
Parking: On-Site
Morning: Presentations and Workshop (10:00 to 12:00pm)

10:00 to 10:20am: Welcome and Introductions by Forêt Capitale Forest
10:20 to 11:00am: Guest Speakers

Introduction to food forests – by Shelley Lambert, Director at Forêt Capitale Forest and Chief Food Forester at Nanabush Food Forests

Caring for Mature Trees – by Annie Sparvier, co-owner of Tree Care by Annie & Vicky
11:00 to 11:45am: Seed Collection Workshop
Basics of Tree Seed Collection – Simona Wagner, Forêt Capitale Forest
Workshop includes seed biology, identification and educational material, Q&A, and preparation for afternoon activity.
11:45am to 12:15pm Lunch Break (Light lunch provided)
Afternoon: Seed Foraging (12:15 to 2:00pm)
12:15 to 1:15pm: Seed Foraging Activity (along a path at Just Food Community Farm)
1:15 to 1:45pm: Red Barn Community Food Forest Tour
1:45 to 2:00pm:  Roundtable and Closing Remarks

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