June 10, 2018 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

WHEN: Sunday June 10 at 10am

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WHERE: Meet at Building 72 in the Arboretum at the Central Experimental Farm, east of the Prince of Wales roundabout


  • Trees have an indefinite potential lifespan, a fact which is exploited in perpetual wood-harvesting methods such as coppicing and pollarding.
  • So why do trees usually not live much more than 2 or 3 human lifespans, if lucky?
  • Pests, diseases, and environmental extremes such as droughts, windstorms, and lightning often are responsible for ending the lives of trees.
  • We will explore such damaging agents and other causes of tree mortality via a tour of the Dominion Arboretum.
  • The tour leaders are Owen Clarkin and Eric Jones
  • Although the tours are free and open to the public, please register in advance

COST: Free admission, donations gratefully accepted during the tour

INFORegister here or call 613-230-3276.