An annual Arborist workshop focused on practical knowledge
about mature tree care.

Register before May 1, 2023 for the Early Bird discount!

Date: Friday, July 14, 2023
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: $175 (coffee & lunch provided)
Location: 144 Geddes Street, Elora
Elora Public Library

Workshop Registration

Payment can be made via e-transfer to [email protected] or a cheque made out to the Elora Environment Centre can be mailed to 75 Melville St, Elora, ON N0B 1S0. Once payment is received you will be emailed a confirmation for your spot in the workshop!

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Presenter: Todd Irvine
Presenter: Tobias Effinger
Mentor: Ian Bruce

July 14th, 2023 Itinerary

Morning:   The Fundamentals of Pruning Mature Trees – Todd Irvine and Ian Bruce

This talk will explore how to increase a tree’s longevity by pruning for health and structural integrity using techniques such as crown reduction. The talk will focus primarily on pruning, but will also touch on other aspects of mature tree care.  Todd will share case studies from his 20+ years working with mature trees at Bruce Tree. There will be lots of opportunity for discussion and participants are encouraged to share their own experiences from the field.


Afternoon:   Tree Tour led by Tobias Effinger

A walk-about at Woodlawn Memorial Park to look at big old trees and explore topics discussed in the morning session, including issues threatening their health, structural integrity and longevity, and specific tree care practices to improve these conditions.  There will be lots of time for collaborative interaction and shared experiences of participants.

Started in 2019 by the Elora Environment Centre, is a platform that allows local community-based Chapters to raise charitable donations to invest in preserving important local legacy trees.
Each of the chapters works with one Tree Trust Approved Arborist who meets rigorous criteria to work on valuable legacy trees and who attend annual workshops to share experiences and expand their knowledge.
This July Tree Trust is offering a this special workshop open to any arborist who wants to gain practical knowledge about mature tree care. An increasing number of your clients are seeking professionals who can offer an alternative to wholesale removals – this workshop will help equip you to deliver.

Thank you to Township of Centre Wellington for their generous contribution in making this happen.
Thank you to Eloquip for their
sponsorship of this event.
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