June 15, 2013

June 15, 2013

Humber Valley Heritage Trail: TREES OF THE HUMBER VALLEY WALK

Timing: 9:30 am, Saturday, June 15 (1.5 – 2 hrs)
Description:

Interested in becoming more familiar with Ontario’s native trees?

This slow-paced walk will focus on basic identifying characteristics of around 20 native tree species found in the Humber Valley. Some key ID features to be looked at will be branching (opposite vs alternate), bark, leaves, cones & fruits (where available), some typical silhouette shapes, and habitat clues.

Examples of trees we will pay attention to:  black cherry, yellow birch, red & white pine, basswood, white ash, eastern hemlock, sugar & silver maple, bitternut hickory if we can find one.

Our walk will begin in a cultural planting, move along a meadow trail and then follow a path through a lovely older growth forest with some fine examples of mature native trees.

Hike Leader(s): Mark van Stempvoort has led tree walks for a number of organizations including HVHTA over the years.

Contact:  mvanstem@yahoo.com

Directions:

We will meet at Kleinburg New Forest, at corner of Islington Ave & Major Mackenzie Drive.

From the intersection, drive north on Islington for about 50 metres and turn right (east) at the first driveway which leads to a public parking lot.

Questions: Send an email to hvhtak AT gmail DOT com

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