Developing seed on white ash (Fraxinus americana), 2006. Photo by Barb Boysen

What to do with Ash wood infested with Emerald Ash Borer?

  A recent newspaper article, “City, Fleming partner to address the Emerald Ash Borer and hazard trees” in Kawartha Lakes This Week (April 13, 2017), noted that, “If you have ash trees on your property that have been infested, it is best to destroy the wood”. ​The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) ​is spreading and killing […]

Highlights from the Trenton Woodlot Conference (Nov 25, 2016)

FGCA Attends the 27th Trenton Woodlot Conference The Forest Gene Conservation Association (FGCA) was asked to present information and advice for woodlot owners on “Adapting to a Changing Climate” at the 27th Trenton Woodlot Conference, November 25, 2016. It was a well-attended conference with approximately 210 registrants, exhibitors and forest industry partners. Melissa Spearing, assistant […]

Seed Source Matters!

Since the early 1990’s the Forest Gene Conservation Association (FGCA) has worked to conserve the native genetic diversity of our urban and rural forests. This is an increasing challenge in the face of development, agricultural land use, invasive species and climate change, especially in Southern Ontario. Where forest conservation fails, restoration becomes the next and […]

Norway Maple flower

Response to Landscape Ontario — “Right Plant, Right Place”

August 19, 2016 response to following article: There are many interesting points in DiGiovanni’s article, and I respond to several excerpts in detail below. To sum up though it appears to be a plea to sell more of whatever some growers decide to produce, especially Norway Maples. Thankfully other growers are starting to respond to […]

[repost] In The Maine Woods, A Towering Giant Could Help Save Chestnuts

Here is some interesting forest news, covered by The Salt – NPR, about the Maine Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation. Read the chestnut story now.