Introducing Edith George
I am quick to admit my passion for heritage trees with an illustrated talk of five (5) varied venues to museums, churches, historical societies, high school students and even Royal Canadian Legions.
I travel all over the Province of Ontario and answer the questions, “What is a heritage tree?” and “Why is it important to protect them?” using the Heritage Tree toolkit. (avail. on Publications page)
There are several categories of requirements in determining whether a tree is worthy of heritage tree recognition and I touch on all of them in the presentation.
As a former Director on the Board of the Weston Historical Society and presently an Advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council, my expertise is in the Social Category which includes historical and cultural significance. Using my neighbourhood’s great red oak as my example tree, I combine my passion of local history and conservation in a presentation titled, ”Heritage Tree – Preserving Our Natural Roots”.
As more people learn about the importance of our natural roots, they’ll understand the need for identifying and preserving this special part of our history that is often overlooked and even taken for granted.
A lone person can champion the protection of heritage trees and be successful. Edith created a power-point presentation geared to adults and children alike showing them how to find heritage trees and take protective action. She selected an old red oak (250+ yrs old) found in her neighbour’s back yard and demonstrates how to assess heritage value. She takes her light-and-sound show on the road responding to requests from a variety of individuals and communities. We will continue publishing her itinerary as dates become available. Current commitment includes:
____________South Cambridge Plaza200 Frankland Blvd.Cambridge, Ontario 7:30-8:30 p.m.Wednesday May 2, 2012____________Oshawa Historical SocietyOshawa OntarioTuesday May 15, 2012Time: TBA____________Birding FestivalMacGregor Point Provincial ParkPort Elgin, OntarioDate and time: TBA____________London MuseumLondon OntarioSeptember 23, 2012 @ 2:00 p.m.