TreeKeepers Update #9

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A TreeKeeper’s week in review

July 12th: Week 3 with the fine folks of AmerisourceBergen. This week we were at Shell Park removing garlic mustard and buckthorn and mulching trees that had been planted a year ago.

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Ash trees with green ribbons:  If you have seen ash trees in your neighbourhood with green ribbons, like the one in the photo, it means they have been injected with the bio insecticide TreeAzin. TreeAzin injections can be an effective way of treating Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and are part of the Town of Oakville’s Ash Tree Treatment Program.

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July 14: Community Youth in Action Network (CYAN) Day of Action! There was lots of action going on in Pelee Woods. The groups explored Pelee Woods identifying and removing buckthorn and garlic mustard that have moved into this greenspace following ash tree removal.

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And in the afternoon the kids at Oakville’s Eco-Adventure Camp were treated to a pollinator workshop and got to take home some lovely butterfly and bee houses.

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The week isn’t over yet! Tomorrow the Oakville TreeKeepers will be at Perkins Passage from 10am – noon with our friends from P.O.W.E.R (Protect Our Waters and Environmental Resources) for an invasive species workshop. Snacks are provided!

More info on this great event is available here.

To RSVP for this event email oakvilletreekeepers@gmail.com