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

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

Melissa Spearing In The News, Landowner, Seed Collector

  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 many trees across Southern Ontario. …

Seed Source Matters!

Melissa Spearing Ontario's Natural Selection, Seed Collector, Stock Production, Uncategorized

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 increasingly necessary challenge, and the …