Oak Wilt Workshop

Oak Wilt Workshop

If you're available - this is a very IMPORTANT and FREE workshop sponsored by the Invasive Species Centre, York Region, Province of Ontario and Government of Canada.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018
Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum & Community Centre
14732 Woodbine Ave
Stouffville, ON

The goal of the workshop is to create a network of oak wilt ambassadors, to provide specific tools and resources to the network, and to provide guidance on how attendees can raise awareness and facilitate action on oak wilt in their communities.

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AGENDA
 
8:00 Registration
Continental breakfast provided

8:30 Welcome, Introduction, and Overview of the Day
David Nisbet, Invasive Species Centre

9:00 Oak Wilt: Biology, Range & Impacts
Richard Wilson, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

9:45 Oak Wilt Field Identification and Detection
Philip Kurzeja, Michigan Department of Natural Resources

10:30 Health Break
 
10:45 CFIA Perspective
Erin Bullas-Appleton, Canadian Food Inspection Agency

11:15 What Municipalities can do to Prepare for Oak Wilt
Richard Wilson, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

12:00 Lunch (provided)
 
1:00 Municipal Prevention of Oak Wilt: Case Studies from Great Lake States and Texas
Julie Crick, Michigan State University Extension

2:00 Oak Wilt Response in New York State
TBD

2:45 Health Break
 
3:00 Building Community Awareness of Invasive Species in Ontario
Colin Cassin, Ontario Invasive Plant Council

3:30 Wrap up and Discussion
 
4:30 Adjourn

Our mission is to enhance and promote the care and benefit of trees for present and future generations in Ontario through education, research and awareness.