Have you noticed the defoliation in areas of Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Hastings, and others?
What is happening to our trees? From softwoods to beech, and now maples too…there are new challenges afoot that are threatening the richness of our forested habitats and favourite haunts. From the foreign moths to bark diseases we are losing our trees. Learn how to identify new pests, discover how our forests are fairing and what the cycles are from defoliation to new growth. Meet experts and find answers to unravel the mystery of these new patterns. Eleanor Reed of Ontario Forests Association has provided an in-depth overview of the future of our forests: Click on this link to view Eleanor’s Presentation. Land Between – Insects & Diseases of Trees
Eleanor’s first exposure to the possibilities of forestry was as a Junior Forest Ranger in the Kirkland Lake area. Thoroughly comfortable in the outdoors, Eleanor undertook and completed her Bachelor of Science in Forestry at University of Toronto in 1983. Utilizing her knowledge and acquired skills she set out to gain experience and see more of the country. She worked in northern British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta for various contractors, governments and industries over the next dozen years. In 1996, Eleanor and her new family moved back to central Ontario. Since settling in the north end of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Eleanor has enjoyed practicing forestry stewardship on her 400-acre property. As a consulting Ontario Registered Professional Forester, a Plan Approver under the Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program and an Ontario Certified Tree Marker, Eleanor guides landowners in methods to achieve their personal goals while respecting the integrity of the forest. Between 2008 and 2019, Eleanor planted 1 million trees as a Planting Delivery Agent for the Forests Ontario 50 Million Trees Program, and is now a Field Advisor. She is passionate about nature!