Trees with Heritage- Edith George


Introducing Edith George

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“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. 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.

 

Venues – 2016

Next Locations to see Edith:

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Grand Bend Men’s PROBUS Club

Royal Canadian Legion

Branch 498

20 Municipal Drive

Grand Bend, Ontario

Time: 10:00 a.m.

 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Stratford and District Horticultural Society

Spruce Lodge

643 West Gore Street

Stratford, Ontario

Time: 7:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Lindsay and District Horticultural Society

St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall

45 Russell Street West

Lindsay, Ontario

Time: 7:30 p.m.

 

Monday, October 24, 2016

North York Horticultural Society

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

3200 Bayview Avenue (Meeting is downstairs)

Toronto, Ontario

Time: 7:30 p.m.

 

Past Presentations:

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Reserve

Historical Gathering

Hagersville, Ontario

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Learning Unlimited (Oxford)

Unifor Labour Hall

126 Beale Street Woodstock, Ontario

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 NOON

 

Monday, April 4, 2016

London Rotary Club

London Convention Centre

300 York St.

London, Ontario

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Milton Rotary Club

North Halton Community Living

917 Nipissing Road

Downstairs Meeting Room

Milton, Ontario

Time: 6:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Escarpment PROBUS – Milton

Milton Sports Centre

605 Santa Maria Boulevard (at Derry Road)

Milton, Ontario

Time: 9:30 a.m.

 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bracebridge Horticultural Society

Seniors’ Centre

54 Dominion Street

Bracebridge, Ontario

Time: 7:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Parry Sound & District Horticultural Society

Bobby Orr Community Centre

7 Mary Street

Parry Sound, Ontario

Time: 7:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bracebridge PROBUS

Community Centre

131 Wellington Street

Bracebridge, Ontario

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 NOON

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW)

Milton Town Hall in the Milton Room

141 King Street

Milton, Ontario

Time: 7:30 p.m.

 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Toronto PROBUS

Holy Rosary Church

354 St. Clair Ave. West (near Bathurst)

Toronto, Ontario

Time: 10:00 a.m to 12:00 NOON

 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

North Scarborough Rotary Club

The Delta Hotel Kennedy

2035 Kennedy Road (& 401)

Toronto, Ontario

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Scarborough PROBUS

Agincourt Recreation Centre

31 Glen Watford Drive

Toronto, Ontario

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 NOON

 

Friday, May 27, 2016 to Sunday, May 29, 2016

Manitoulin Island Notable HeritageTree Conference

Presentations going on all through this weekend

– Heritage Tree Groups, First Nations Grade 7

& 8 Students and Royal Canadian Legions.

 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Grafton Horticultural Society

St. Andrew’s United Church

137 Old Danforth Rd.

Grafton, Ontario

Time: 7:00 p.m.

 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Norland Horticultural Society

Pioneer Baptist Church

7553 Highway 35

Norland, Ontario

Time: 7:00 p.m.

 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Burlington North Rotary Club

Springer House

2373 Dundas St.

Burlington, Ontario

Time: 7:00 a.m.

 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Grand Bend Men’s PROBUS Club

Royal Canadian Legion

Branch 498

20 Municipal Drive

Grand Bend, Ontario

Time: 10:00 a.m.

 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Stratford and District Horticultural Society

Spruce Lodge

643 West Gore Street

Stratford, Ontario

Time: 7:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Lindsay and District Horticultural Society

St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall

45 Russell Street West

Lindsay, Ontario

Time: 7:30 p.m.

 

Monday, October 24, 2016

North York Horticultural Society

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church

3200 Bayview Avenue (Meeting is downstairs)

Toronto, Ontario

Time: 7:30 p.m.