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UPCOMING EVENTS  &  PRESS RELEASES

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HALDIMAND & AREA WOODLOT OWNERS’  ASSOCIATION

         
 
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HIGHLIGHTS from EDITION  # 62  SEP/OCT  2009

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE :

Fall is almost upon us and the chances of a heavy leaf drop look great. My appreciation goes out to all individuals waging war against the gypsy moth. We are finally seeing a population crash, which gave us a complete summer of full tree leaf. Given the damp and cooler than normal weather conditions, the summer past was an excellent growth year for most of our woodlots.

A special thanks to Ted Rae who graciously hosted our June event "Woodlot Tour, Portable Band Sawmill, & Small Scale Logging Practice seminar" and thanks to all the 24 members who attended. Members learned about some of the diseases affecting our woodlots and tree identification during the two hour hike. Later on everyone had a chance to view a portable band sawmill operation cut a couple of white pine logs, followed by the felling of a dead ash tree which was skidded by some small scale equipment. A good time was had by all and will most likely be followed up with a similar event next summer.

Just a reminder for those who wish to attend a tour of EAB affected areas in Norfolk. On September 12th 2009 we will be joining the Norfolk Woodlot Owners Association for a tour of Long Point Conservation Area properties affected by the Emerald Ash Borer. Our district Forestry Bylaw Officer is hosting the event. Transportation is not provided, however if you wish to attend, please contact Dan Romanoski at 905 765 9740 for details, and to coordinate car pooling.

The Caledonia Fair is coming up and we hope to see you there. Our Group will have a booth set up in partnership with Habitat Haldimand and the Stewardship Council. Information regarding our organization and new membership forms will be available for those interested.

Thank you, and have a great Fall season.

Regards,

Michael Kott




WHITE PINE SEED ORCHARD UPDATE:

White Pine Seed Orchard 'clean up days' Fall 2009
- brush pile burn - late Nov. or early Dec. (T.B.A. asap!)
-  volunteers are always needed!
- any questions email danromanoski@hawoa.com  or call Dan 905-765-9740.

Thanks!
Dan Romanoski


WHITE PINE  SEED ORCHARD - 2009
•    135 seedlings were taken at our WPSO seedling dig up this year

•    there will be no seedling dig up in 2010

•    there is no cone crop this year, therefore no beetle trapping needs to be done - enjoy the break!

•    attend our White Pine Seed Orchard Tour & BBQ in July 2010 and find out what the WPSO is all about.


Report from Terry Schwan: (2008)

It was another busy year at the seed orchard in 2008. In anticipation of a second consecutive cone crop, insect trapping took place similar to 2007.The crop had potential to be almost as large as last year. Then the white pine cone beetle took over. Their activity destroyed 99% of the north 2/3 of the orchard. Their populations greatly over whelmed the traps. Fortunately cone borer population are not high in the front of the orchard and most cones survived to maturity.

From Aug 11 to 13 we collected 26 hl of cones. This added about $1500 to the HAWOA coffers after cone collecting expenses were removed. Pickers were Aaron, Everett, and John Carviel, Deb Romanoski, Deb Hall, Stewardship Rangers from Waterloo-Wellington and Hamilton-Brant. Dan Romanoski was 'super volunteer'.

This autumn the Norfolk Environmental Stewardship Team has been working in the orchard. This crew of three young men will finish all the brushing and are working on topping trees to manageable heights. There are doing a great job.


Terry Schwan, R.P.F., M. Sc.
District Forester, Guelph District
Ministry of Natural Resources


NEW! SOUTHERN ONTARIO FOREST HEALTH UPDATE :

SPRING / SUMMER 2009 by Eric Cleland - Forest Health Tech. - click the link below to open the pdf FHU


CLICK HERE FOR 'Forest Health Update' SPRING & SUMMER 2009





Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) update:


Want to know more about EAB - attend the Sept. 12th tour and informattion session on EAB - see events info on this page!

Latest news: EMERALD ASH BORER NOW CONFIRMED IN St. Catharines, ONTARIO

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Background
The emerald ash borer was first discovered in Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan in 2002. It is believed that it was introduced to North America from eastern Asia in wood packing material in the early 1990s, but went undetected until its population built up to damaging levels.
Since then, additional infestations have been detected and regulatory measures for EAB have been put in place in Ontario in the city of Toronto, the municipality of Chatham-Kent as well as Essex, Elgin, Lambton, Middlesex and Norfolk counties. These measures prohibit the movement of ash tree materials and firewood of any species from these areas without prior permission from the CFIA. The aim is to control the movement of potentially infested materials in order to slow the spread of EAB to new areas. Those who move regulated materials from regulated areas and quarantine zones without the permission of the CFIA could face fines and/or prosecution.
The emerald ash borer has also more recently been confirmed in Ontario in the municipality of Bluewater and in Pickering, Sault Ste. Marie, Vaughan, Ottawa, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, and in the Montérégie Region of Quebec. Some of these populations were well established when detected and infestation may have occurred before regulatory programs were in place for this pest. Regulatory measures in these areas are taken based on information obtained through ongoing survey work.

 
 

For information about the beetle, go to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's website at www.inspection.gc.ca under "forestry" or call the CFIA toll-free at 866-463-6017.



GYPSY MOTH update:

Haldimand trees get a break this summer from Gypsy Moth damage, thanks to the spring and summer weather conditions!

GYPSY MOTHS ON SINGLE TREES IN YARDS ~

Forest Health Specialist, Amanda Dooney has been fielding many calls on this issue -
“I’ve received a lot of phone calls from landowners wondering what to do about Gypsy Moth on single trees in yards. I’ve discovered that the Caledonia Garden Centre on Hwy 6 sells several “Tanglefoot” products which are geared toward dealing with Gypsy Moth on yard trees, and I’ve been passing this information on to these landowners.”
Most GARDEN CENTRES will have these products. For more information contact Amanda.

Amanda Dooney    -    Forest Health Specialist
Norfolk County - Community Services Department
95 Culver Street
Simcoe, ON N3Y 2V5
Phone: 519-426-5999 Ext. 2245   
Fax: 519-426-0059
Email:     amanda.dooney@norfolkcounty.ca


If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact Haldimand County Forest Conservation Services
at our Forest Health Hotline 519-426-5999 extension 2607.





FALL WEBWORM (fall 2009) :

click here to find the latest Extention Note on Fall Webworm




Woodlots and Websites:


Remember, if you have any favourite web sites you have found valuable, why not share them with me and I shall pass them along to all our members.  My new e-mail address is: peterhill@mcmaster.ca
     ~ Peter L. Hill

Websites & Woodlots URL'S are on our RELATED WEB SITES page (just click on Peter's Picks)  



 


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H&AWOA UPCOMING EVENTS :


Sat. Sept. 12th, 2009:

H&AWOA  & Norfolk WOA    Sat. Sept. 12th

Emerald Ash Borer Woodlot Tour & Information Session -

10 am at Norfolk County           Woodlot C9 near Turkey Pt.

Amanda Dooney (Norfolk County Forest Health Tech) will be giving an update
on EAB in Southern Ontario.
Mark Bouw (Haldimand & Norfolk County Deputy Forestry Conservation By-Law Officer)
will be speaking on woodlot management with regards to EAB.

Amanda & Mark will escort attendees on a tour of a nearby Conservation Area where EAB
is present, and point out some of the signs and symptoms of an EAB infestation.

This is a joint H&AWOA and NORFOLK Woodlot Owners Assoc. Event. Please plan to attend!     EVERYONE  IS  WELCOME!      
Directions:
Follow Hwy 3 East to Simcoe. At intersection of Hwy 3 & Hwy 24, turn left and head south on Hwy 24.
Follow Hwy 24 south, and then east until you reach Turkey Point Road. At Turkey Point Road turn left and head south.
Turn right on Charlotteville Rd 2. Drive 800 m and arrive at Norfolk County Woodlot C9.

click here for a map




Fri. Oct. 2nd to Sun. Oct 4th, 2009:

the Haldimand & Area Woodlot Owners

will be at the 137th Caledonia Fair
Fri. Oct. 2nd to Sun. Oct. 4th

please look for our info booth inside the exhibit hall ~

we'll be with the Haldimand Stewardship and Habitat Haldimand

to find out more about this event visit www.caledoniafair.ca




Sat. Oct 24th, 2009:

H&AWOA

Good Forestry Practice Workshop -

10 am at the Haldimand Conservation Area ‘campground forest’ near Peacock Pt.

David Holmes -  forester for the Long Point Region Conservation Authority will do a walk through the  Haldimand Conservation Authority campground forest. The focus of the tour will be the development of a harvest under Good Forestry Practice. Dave
has a harvest planned for this year and will have the woodlot marked for our tour. The tour will focus on the development of a
good forestry practice prescription, tree marking and the sale of the standing timber from a landowner’s perspective.

Haldimand Conservation Authority map

EVERYONE  IS  WELCOME!



upcoming event:

Gypsy Moth Tour at the Marshall Forest
- in Dunnville, late Nov. or early Dec.      TBA in next newsletter





please plan on attending as many FALL events as you can

remember - members make our woodlot group!

stay tuned for info on events in November and December of 2009




H&AWOA event reminders will be emailed to members

 ~  so if you have an email or if you have changed your email please let us know !  contact Marilyn



 

Norfolk Woodlot Owners'Association Upcoming Events:

Haldimand members are welcome to attend any Norfolk events!

                                                     * check back for future events or visit the NWOA website


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 PRESS RELEASES:     

       

The Haldimand & Area Woodlot Owners Association invite you to attend an

 Emerald Ash Borer Woodlot Tour & Information Session

 

Sat. Sept. 12 @ 10 am - Norfolk County Woodlot C9

Amanda Dooney (Norfolk County Forest Health Tech) will be giving an update on EAB in Southern Ontario.

Mark Bouw (Haldimand & Norfolk County Deputy Forestry Conservation By-Law Officer) will be speaking on

woodlot management with regards to EAB. Amanda & Mark will escort attendees on a tour of a nearby

Conservation Area where EAB is present, and point out some of the signs and symptoms of an EAB infestation.

This is a joint Haldimand Woodlot Owners and Norfolk Woodlot Owners event.

The Emerald Ash Borer has most recently being discovered in St. Catharines. It has not yet been detected in Haldimand.

Anyone interested in learning more about EAB is welcome to attend this event.

 

Directions:  Follow Hwy 3 East to Simcoe. At the intersection of Hwy 3 & Hwy 24, turn left and head south on

Hwy 24. Follow Hwy 24 south, and then east until you reach Turkey Point Road. At Turkey

Point Road turn left and head south. Turn right on Charlotteville Rd 2. Drive 800 m and arrive

at Norfolk County Woodlot C9.  A map for this event can be found on our H&AWOA website : www.hawoa.com

 

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 Haldimand & Area Woodlot Owners' Association and  Habitat Haldimand

work in cooperation with the Haldimand Stewardship Council  

 To get involved, please call 905 772 1393  


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