Maples Leaves & Native Trees
Wednesday, July 1, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Public $25; Members $15; Kids FREE
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Canadian flag with its proud and distinguishing maple leaf – but did you know we have ten species of maple (Acer) native to Canada? Join arborist Todd Irvine for a fun and informative walk and talk through the gardens on Canada Day to identify maples, both native and invasive species, and why our urban forest in Toronto is so important. Families welcome, dress for the weather, meet outside the front doors of TBG.
[PG15S15] Todd Irvine
Mature Tree Maintenance
Sunday, August 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Public $43; Members $35
Mature trees, whether at your home or local park, provide a welcoming presence for people, plants and animals alike. Trees that tower over us may seem healthy but the urban lifestyle doesn’t always suit mature tree needs and resultant stressors can often be difficult to identify. Join arborist Ian Bruce to learn the symptoms exhibited by mature trees. Ian will also lend his years of experience teaching and working in the arboriculture (tree care) industry, with an informal walk through the gardens to point out signs and symptoms of declining health, structural defects that pre-dispose trees to failure and maintenance practices he would prescribe for trees along the way.
[PG15S25] Ian Bruce