Creating Wildlife Habitat in Trees

17 July, 2017

~ CANCELLED ~   with instructor, Brian French
Monday, July 17, 2017

Agroforestry Centre,
Kemptville Campus - University of Guelph
2627 Bedel Road,
Kemptville, ON
8:30am - 4:00pm (registration opens at 8:00am)

This class will discuss and demonstrate how instead of removing trees to the ground, portions can be safely retained and used as habitat. Demonstration will include techniques like ‘Coronet Pruning’ and how you can create bird boxes by either using pre‐existing cavities or creating them with the use of a saw. You will learn how you can attract the type of animal you are creating habitat for by the size and location of the holes you create, such as making large angled upward cuts into the side of a standing log creates a great space for bats to roost.

Brian French founded Portland-based Arboriculture International LLC in 2013. He is a climbing ISA Certified Arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. Serving as coordinator for the Oregon Champion Tree Registry and the Chair of the Portland Heritage Tree Program, he focuses on the preservation of significant, old trees and their associated flora and fauna. As an Audubon Society of Portland volunteer, Brian facilitated various ongoing wildlife habitat projects including salmon habitat restoration, snag development, red tree vole surveys, and developing urban wildlife guidelines.

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.