Sep 10, 2023 @ 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Friends of the Farm
Building 72
Dominion Arboretum
Friends of the Farm

Oak Trees and Their Evolution – this event has taken place

WHEN: Sunday, September 10, 9:30 a.m.

Please note: Our registration policy has changed. Registration is for one individual only. Each attendee must be registered separately.

WHERE: Meet at Building 72 in the Dominion Arboretum (east of the roundabout at Prince of Wales and the NCC Driveway)


Oaks have been an integral part of tree history and evolution. The tour leader will be discussing their place in nature and how their evolution has been affected by factors such as hybridization and environmental effects, including fire and climate change. He will also touch on their historical and cultural significance, and provide some tips on identification of oak species.

Tour leader: Clayton Shearer, who studied Biology at Carleton University. His special interest is in oaks and their hybrids, and he has been researching the range and other characteristics of specific oaks.

Attendance is limited to 40 people. If spaces fill up, you may ask to have your name added to a waiting list by sending us an email.

Register: Although the tours are free and open to the public, you must register in advance to attend by filling out this online form. Please note that free parking at the Arboretum and Farm is becoming more limited. Paid parking is available at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Museum, a short walk from the Arboretum.

COST: Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted during the tour.

INFO: Email info@friendsofthefarm.ca with questions or any issues with registration.