Dec. 14, 2018 – Dozens of trees, including several valuable Garry oaks, that were earmarked for removal to make way for sewage treatment piping in a Saanich, B.C. neighbourhood have been spared. In response to an uproar by neighbouring residents, regional officials have devised a new plan to satisfy both ends, but it will come with a price.
Dec. 13, 2018 – A Natural Resources Canada official is urging Halifax residents to keep an eye out for woodpecker activity, suggesting the bird's presence on ash trees could be a sign of emerald ash borer activity. Woodpeckers also help curb the problem by eating up to 85 per cent of the larvae on a single tree.
Dec. 12, 2018 – Residents neighbouring Notre Dame Regional Secondary School in East Vancouver are rallying against a proposed all-weather football stadium on the grounds of the Catholic school. It marks the second time in 14 years such a project has been opposed with residents concerned about traffic, noise and parking issues.
Dec. 10, 2018 – Nanaimo's urban forestry coordinator wants to see local bylaws changed to afford better protection to the city's tree canopy. Bylaws were implemented and amended in 1993 and 2013, but the city needs to increase its capacity "to be able to oversee replanting, plant more trees, care for those trees, monitor development and set aside good guidelines for tree retention.”
Dec. 10, 2018 – The Halifax region has lost three ash trees so far to the emerald ash borer and further damage will result in a significant alteration to the aesthetics of the area, the municipality's superintendent of urban forestry says. The eastward-moving insect made its arrival in the area in September.
Canada’s premier horticulture and green industry trade show and conference – Landscape Congress – will be held Jan. 8-10 at the Toronto Congress Centre. The 46th edition of the event will feature more than eight acres of show floor space, three days of educational seminars and workshops, and networking opportunities.
A new venue has been selected for the winter conference of the Ontario Golf Superintendents Association following a healthy run in Niagara Falls. The association is moving its annual conference and trade show to Blue Mountain Jan. 15-17.
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Landscape Ontario Congress
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January 17-18, 2019
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