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Happy Second Birthday Let's Tree Wilmot!


On Wednesday, March 11th, 2020, Let's Tree Wilmot held its first meeting.
Let's Tree Wilmot is celebrating two years of caring for our trees!
Thank you to our volunteers and community for supporting our mission. Your enthusiasm and support have allowed us to accomplish so many great things. We look forward to carrying on our work in the coming years!

"From tiny acorns, mighty oaks grow."

Save the Date for Tree Planting!
Saturday, May 7th, morning,  Mike Schout Wetlands
Saturday, May 28th, morning and afternoon, Schmidt Forest Triangle (between Gingerich Rd and Highway 7&8) 
(Dates are subject to change. Final details will be emailed and posted on our Facebook page soon.)

Trees are important for our health, the environment, and the economy. Trees have a spiritual role as well. There is the Tree of Life, the Boda Tree, and more. On CBC radio on Tapestry with Mary Hynes: Connecting to our roots: the spirituality of trees was discussed by Nalini Nadkarni, a canopy biologist, 'who has always found sanctuary in trees. Beyond her scientific studies, she’s extolled the spiritual benefits of being around our flora friends – a feeling that’s prevailed across many religions.' Have a listen HERE Trees are sacred to our indigenous peoples. HERE is a story of a sacred tree of the Dene peoples near Yellowknife.

Last year, LTW asked how trees were important to you and many stories were shared. Two articles for the Wilmot Post (now Wilmot Tavistock Gazette) written by Andrea Berwick, shared these stories. The articles were only available to subscribers at the time but no longer.  Click HERE to read those stories and other articles that have been published about LTW. 

A Wilmot Horticultural Society Membership supports our community projects, from cultivating civic gardens and planting trees with Let’s Tree Wilmot, to growing gardens with the Junior Gardeners. Events designed to engage and educate new and seasoned gardeners are coming. Your membership provides discounts at some local garden retailers too. Make a difference in Wilmot’s environment while meeting like-minded people of all ages. Fees are $12 / Adult membership, $15 / Family, $1 / Youth (under 18).  Payment may be sent by e-transfer to wilmothortsociety@gmail.com with contact information. Email this address or phone 519-662-6778 for other options. 

Some virtual webinars of interest! 

Trees for Woolwich with Nature Guelph has a webinar series. On March 16th, Outstanding Shrubs by Kevin Kavanagh of South Coast Gardens. He will discuss native shrubs of Ontario with a focus on those of the Carolinian Zone. Have a LOOK. He is an excellent, knowledgeable presenter.

Recently REEP green solutions, Kitchener had a webinar on Your Sustainable Yard. Click HERE to watch. 

Stratford Library/Stratford Master Gardeners held a webinar series and Mar 10's topic was Layered Garden by Sean James. Excellent. Get ideas of what trees and shrubs will fit your yard and what will attract birds. It has not been posted yet on YouTube but will be available shortly for two weeks. Look for it HERE.

Let's Tree Wilmot's Fall Celebration (Nov 30/21) video is still available. Hear about the history, accomplishments, and future of LTW. Phil Holst, Wetland Conservation Designer for the Mike Schout Wetland Preserve in New Hamburg, spoke on “Transforming the Natural Landscape.” He described the plans for the local preserve, and also discussed how wetlands can help with flood mitigation, a frequently recurring issue in Wilmot and beyond. CLICK to watch.

Email: letstreewilmot@gmail.com 
Website: letstreewilmot.ca


Let's Tree Wilmot is a project of the Wilmot Horticultural Society wilmothortsociety.ca

Friday, April 22, 7:00 - 8:30 pm   Learn to Start your own Bee Farm with Catherine Young, Beekeeper and Educator.

Help our environment, pass on great lessons to kids, create a sense of community, improve pollination of garden crops and flowers. Learn how to be a beekeeper. Register HERE

Our mailing address is: Wilmot Horticultural Society
28 Bleams RD E, New Hamburg, Ontario N3A 1G4
Email: wilmothortsociety@gmail.com

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