You Are Invited to a Special Meeting about Protecting and Preserving Our Trees in Niagara

Executive Director and Advisor for the Ontario Urban Forest Council Speak in Thorold – Wednesday April 17th at 7:00 p.m.

An Invite to All from the Thorold Garden Club 

Posted April 15th, 2019 on Niagara At Large 

Peter Wynnyczuk, executive director of Ontario Urban Forest Council, to speak at Thorold meeting. If you care about protecting and preserving trees in our region, don’t miss this meeting

This Wednesday, April 17th.  the Thorold Garden Club is holding a free meeting for the public on a topic that is very timely, given all the recent concern and controversy over the cutting down of trees in Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Fort Erie and other municipalities in the region. 

The meeting, to begin at 7 p.m. in the Holy Rosary Hall, 35 Queen Street S., in Thorold will feature two guest speakers who are both respected representatives of the Ontario Urban Forest Council.  

The speakers are the Council’s executive director, Peter Wynnyczuk and Ontario  representative for Tree Canada , and an advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council, Edith George. 

Here is a little more information about the speakers –  

Peter Wynnyczuk has been involved in urban forestry for over 35 years in many capacities, from arborist to Urban Forestry Supervisor in both the private and municipal fields.  

He has helped foster local tree awareness and enhancement through various programs. Peter participates in improving safety and awareness in the urban tree profession through various Urban Forestry Committees. Recently,  Peter has been honoured to accept the position of Executive Director of the Ontario Urban Forest Council, helping to continue the aims and goals of the organization founded in 1963.

This year, Peter founded P & A Urban Forestry Consulting Ltd., and looks forward to expanding the support of trees in our communities. 

Edit George, advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council

Edith George has been nominated for the Order of Ontario and travels all over the Province of Ontario with an answers to the questions, “What is a heritage tree?” and “Why is it important to protect them?” using the Heritage Tree toolkit.  

As a former Director on the Board of the Weston Historical Society and presently an Advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council, her expertise is in the Social Category which includes historical and cultural significance.

Using her neighbourhood’s great red oak as her example tree, she combines her passion of local history and conservation in a presentation titled, “Heritage Tree – Preserving Our Natural Roots”.  

Edith firmly believes that “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”. 

The Thorold Garden Club, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, asks you to “please pass information (about this meeting) to anyone you think might be interested, the media, members of your group, town councillors. … Hope to see you there.”

For more on the Thorold Garden Club, click on – https://www.thoroldgardenclub.com/ .

For more on the Ontario Urban Forest Council, click on https://www.oufc.org/ .

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