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. …

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

Melissa Spearing Events, Forest Management and Tree Markers, Landowner, Uncategorized

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 coordinator for the FGCA presented …

Forestry in Trouble

fgca In The News, Landowner

Here is some disturbing news about support for private forests. “Forestry is in trouble at every level” — Orillia Packet. Go to the article

Climate change could wreak havoc on maple syrup industry

fgca General, Landowner

(KAWARTHA LAKES) It has been an unseasonably warm winter this year, which is giving some cause for concern for local maple syrup producers who wonder what the warmer weather will mean for their already unpredictable industry. About 55 people were on hand for the recent annual general meeting of the Halibruton-Kawartha Maple Syrup Producer Association (HKMSPA) at the Buckhorn Community …