How can we help our hemlock trees? Find out on February 15 in Ivanhoe, when the Hastings Stewardship Council hosts the second event in their Winter Speaker Series – Ancient Forests and the Plight of the Hemlock.
Ecologist Mike Henry spends his days scouting out the oldest trees in Ontario. Using eastern hemlock and American beech as case studies, his presentation will explore our old-growth forests and opportunities for citizen involvement in forest conservation.
Currently, Mike Henry is a senior ecologist with Ancient Forest Exploration and Research (www.ancientforest.org) and co-author of Ontario’s Old-Growth Forests.
Mike’s photos will show some age. In Algonquin Park alone there are more than 20,000 hectares of hemlock-dominated forest aged over 180 years old. Hemlock trees over 400 years old have been found in divergent corners of the province.