Tree Town Hall, Future of Wolseley's Urban Forest, Monday, June 10, 7 p.m. R A Steen Community Centre
Worried about your boulevard tree?
Want to know what’s being done to protect Wolseley’s urban forest?
Concerned about climate change and what you can do to make a difference?
Then come to the Wolseley Residents’ Association’s Tree Town Hall
When: Monday June 10th, 7 p.m.
Where: R A Steen Community Centre
Organized by the Wolseley Residents Assocation Greenspace Committee
Winnipeg’s Chief Forester, Martha Barwinsky, along with her colleagues, Chris Lepa and Keri Lafrance (Urban Forestry Branch) plus Lisa Jones of Trees Winnipeg, will talk about the urban forest in Wolseley, and what we can do to help ensure its future.
From information on the current state of our forest, to statistics on the number of trees coming down or being stumped and replaced this year, Barwinsky and Lepa will also explain how you can replace your own boulevard trees, the important role you can play in the survival of new trees being planted on public land and why biodiversity is key to the future of our forest.
But Wolseley’s urban forest isn’t just about the trees on our boulevards and in our parks. It’s also about the trees that grow and flourish on private property. Lepa will talk about the current deficit of trees on private property in Wolseley, due to Dutch Elm, and how we as a community can help to wipe out that deficit by rolling up our sleeves and planting more trees.
And Trees Winnipeg can help us do just that, as Lisa Jones will explain. Thanks to their RELEAF program homeowners can access 2 trees at a low cost, just by attending a tree planting workshop which is held every spring.
But our involvement as neighbours and citizens doesn’t end there. In response to the emerald ash borer threat, Trees Winnipeg is launching the “Forest Watch” program, and you and your kids can participate. The aim of the program is to train citizen scientists who will monitor the health of the community’s ash trees and report any sign of a threat. By signing up at our event, you can enrich your life and the lives of your kids while helping to extend the life of our ash trees for as long as possible.
So come to the Town Hall, ask questions, get informed and get involved! The future of our forest is in our hands.