Spring has finally arrived and the leaves on the trees have come out enough so we can identify the trees and we can once again build the NeighbourWoods survey/inventory. This process will help the community learn about the wonderful resource we have, and the many benefits the urban canopy bring to the neighbourhood.
As a kickoff to the summer’s work for newcomers as well as returning volunteers, come to a day devoted to (re)learning the NeighbourWoods protocol for assessing tree size and condition and to using various keys to identify trees. Bring a friend, bring a neighbour!
Meet at 9 AM Saturday, June 10 at the tree slice at the Fieldhouse, 149 Cowley Avenue (Sunday a rain day).
Contact Catherine Shearer (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Daniel Buckles (email@example.com) for more details, and to RSVP.
Like all of you, I attended a meeting in May hosted by Daniel Buckles and Adrian Bradley of the Urban Forest Green Spaces group.
Several initiatives were discussed that night including a tree inventory project. A number of you (along with some others) went to the Neighbourwoods weekend training session in early June and we have had several subsequent sessions to improve our skills in a group setting. During these sessions, we started the actual inventory (location, species, size, condition) using the trees in the park.
The next step in “Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park” will be a meeting to organize the expansion of the inventory process.
Tuesday, 28 June @ 7pm
Sorry for the short notice, but this seems best to catch most people before vacations take a lot of you out of town …
This meeting will be for setting up teams for the actual inventory, data input, GPS marking, etc. We expect to work block by block, in teams of 2-3 (or more).
EVEN IF YOU DID NOT GO TO THE TRAINING SESSION, we could still use your help. You could work with some of those who were able to take the training, especially when they are do the inventory on your street. You could serve as a block ambassador and introduce the team to your neighbours.
Coordinator, Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park
June 3-5, 2016
Dr. Andy Kenney and Forester Astrid Nielsen will lead you through the steps for identifying tree species, assessing tree health and mapping the location of trees in Champlain Park. The resulting inventory will show the economic value of trees to people due to energy conserved, stormwater filtered, air quality improved and carbon dioxide removed. And help the community retain its forest canopy.
The Workshop sessions take place on the following
Friday, June 3, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Saturday, June 4, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Sunday, June 5, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Participants must commit to attend at least 80% of the full workshop
Meet at the Champlain Park Fieldhouse
Registration is $20 per person, includes refreshments and a field manual, space it limited to the first 25 registrants on a first come, first serve basis
To register please complete Tree Mapping Workshop registration form
For more information
Contact Adrian Bradley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Daniel Buckles (email@example.com)
This workshop has been organized under the Urban Forest and Green Space projects of Champlain Park