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# 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
WHITE PINE SEED ORCHARD UPDATE:
Pine Seed Orchard 'clean up days' Fall 2009
- brush pile burn -
late Nov. or early Dec. (T.B.A. asap!)
volunteers are always
- any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dan
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
another busy year at the seed orchard in 2008. In anticipation of a
consecutive cone crop, insect trapping took place similar to 2007.The
potential to be almost as large as last year. Then the white pine cone
took over. Their activity destroyed 99% of the north 2/3 of the
populations greatly over whelmed the traps. Fortunately cone borer
are not high in the front of the orchard and most cones survived to
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,
John Carviel, Deb Romanoski, Deb Hall, Stewardship Rangers from
Waterloo-Wellington and Hamilton-Brant. Dan Romanoski was 'super volunteer'.
the Norfolk Environmental Stewardship Team has been working in the
This crew of three young men will finish all the brushing and are
topping trees to manageable heights. There are doing a great job.
Terry Schwan, R.P.F., M. Sc.
District Forester, Guelph
Ministry of Natural Resources
NEW! SOUTHERN ONTARIO
HEALTH UPDATE :
SPRING / SUMMER 2009 by
Eric Cleland - Forest Health Tech. - click the link below to open the
CLICK HERE FOR 'Forest Health Update'
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB)
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.
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
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
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
GYPSY MOTHS ON SINGLE TREES IN
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
Amanda Dooney - Forest Health
Norfolk County - Community Services Department
95 Culver Street
Simcoe, ON N3Y 2V5
Phone: 519-426-5999 Ext. 2245
If you should have any further
questions, please feel free to contact Haldimand County Forest Conservation
at our Forest Health Hotline
519-426-5999 extension 2607.
click here to find the
latest Extention Note on Fall Webworm
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: email@example.com
~ Peter L.
Websites & Woodlots URL'S
are on our RELATED WEB SITES page
(just click on Peter's Picks)
UPCOMING EVENTS :
Sat. Sept. 12th, 2009:
& Norfolk WOA Sat. Sept. 12th
Ash Borer Woodlot Tour & Information Session -
10 am at Norfolk
County Woodlot C9 near Turkey Pt.
(Norfolk County Forest Health Tech) will be giving an update
on EAB in Southern Ontario.
& Norfolk County Deputy Forestry Conservation By-Law Officer)
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!
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
Turn right on Charlotteville Rd 2.
Drive 800 m and arrive at Norfolk County Woodlot C9.
here for a map
2nd to Sun. Oct 4th, 2009:
the Haldimand & Area Woodlot Owners
at the 137th Caledonia Fair
Fri. Oct. 2nd to
Sun. Oct. 4th
our info booth inside the exhibit hall ~
be with the
Haldimand Stewardship and Habitat Haldimand
to find out more about this event visit www.caledoniafair.ca
Sat. Oct 24th, 2009:
Forestry Practice Workshop -
10 am at the Haldimand
Conservation Area ‘campground forest’ near Peacock Pt.
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
practice prescription, tree marking and the sale of the standing timber
from a landowner’s perspective.
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
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
Owners'Association Upcoming Events:
Haldimand members are welcome
to attend any Norfolk events!
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Haldimand & Area Woodlot Owners Association invite you to
Emerald Ash Borer
Woodlot Tour & Information Session
Sept. 12 @ 10 am - Norfolk County Woodlot C9
Dooney (Norfolk County Forest Health Tech) will be giving an
update on EAB in Southern Ontario.
Bouw (Haldimand & Norfolk County Deputy Forestry Conservation
By-Law Officer) will be speaking on
management with regards to EAB. Amanda & Mark will escort attendees
on a tour of a nearby
Area where EAB is present, and point
out some of the signs and symptoms of an EAB infestation.
is a joint Haldimand Woodlot Owners and Norfolk Woodlot Owners event.
Emerald Ash Borer has most recently being discovered in St.
Catharines. It has not yet been detected in Haldimand.
interested in learning more about EAB is welcome to attend
Follow Hwy 3 East to Simcoe. At the intersection of Hwy 3 & Hwy 24,
turn left and head south on
Follow Hwy 24 south, and then east until you reach Turkey Point Road.
turn left and head south. Turn right on Charlotteville Rd 2. Drive 800
m and arrive
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