Seed Collection Mentoring Workshop – London

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Trees Ontario, the Forest Gene Conservation Association, the OMNR Ontario Tree Seed Plant and local partners are looking for people who have had some tree seed collection experience and training as well as the interest to become more active in seed collection, to attend our free seed collection mentoring workshop.

In partnership with the Upper Thames River Conservation Area, the workshop will include a review of seed biology and forecasting but will mainly focus on field collection efforts.

Location: Fanshawe Conservation Area
1424 Clarke Road
(between Fanshawe Park Road – Hwy 22 – and Huron Street)

Date: September 14, 2011
Time: 9am-4pm

Here is a sample of the agenda for the day:

9:00 a.m. Welcome – Housekeeping
9:15 a.m Seed Biology & Forecasting Review
10:15 a.m Collector Survey Results Review
10:45 a.m Break
11:00 a.m Outdoor Collection Training Tour Starts (box lunch provided en route)
4:00 p.m. Wrap-up

Please dress for field work, rain or shine. Certified Seed Collectors (CSC) will be given priority. Bring your seed collection manuals and workshop handouts. If you are not a CSC, manuals will be available for purchase (by cash or cheque). Everyone should bring gloves, a jack knife or secateurs, a hand lens, binoculars, a notebook and a pen/pencil.

Please pre-register to attend. If you are interested in attending and are either an active seed collector or desire to be active now, please contact Trees Ontario at 1-877-646-1193 or info@treesontario.ca

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