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White Out? Think Green: A Master Gardener’s Perspective

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Saturday, February 20, 2016 9:10 AM

Yes, that mound of white you see from your window is your beloved garden, but don’t think––just because you can’t get in there to dig and weed––that you can’t be helping it along even as ...

Ash Tree attacked by EAB

Oakville begins second year of renewal plans for EAB-infested woodlands

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:00 AM

This winter, as weather and ground conditions permit, the town’s contractor will begin year two of the Woodlands Hazard Abatement program to remove ash trees damaged by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) from the town’s ...

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Municipal Leaders for the Greenbelt applaud Crombie Report Recommendations

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Friday, December 18, 2015 9:00 AM

The recommendations of the Crombie Report are a positive high-level step towards improving Ontario’s Greenbelt and Growth Plans, and Municipal Leaders for the Greenbelt (MLGB) support the province embracing and enacting the report recommendations in a timely ...

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Coronation Park sprouts 80 new trees following planting event

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Monday, November 9, 2015 4:50 PM

This past Saturday, Mayor Rob Burton joined forestry staff and community volunteers at Coronation Park to plant trees and enjoy a number of related activities. The event was one in a series of planting events ...

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Let’s Rake Citizens’ Group raises awareness about the health hazards of Leaf Blowers

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 11:45 AM

A about a year ago a group of concerned citizens came together to talk about the noise and air pollution created by 2 stroke commercial leaf blowers.

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To Prune, or Not to Prune? A Master Gardener’s Perspective

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Friday, October 9, 2015 4:30 PM

Generally speaking, pruning in the spring promotes vigor and pruning in the fall retards vigour. Therefore, if you have a woody plant that needs to be more robust – such as a shrub or a ...

L-R Councillor Sean O'Meara, Paula Warwick, Councillor Ralph Robinson, BIA Vice-Chair, Carolyn Moshtagh, BIA Exec. Dir. Ann Sargent

Bronte Horticultural Celebrates 90th Anniversary

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Friday, July 10, 2015 10:30 AM

Local community leaders, residents and members of the Bronte Horticultural Society (est. 1925) gathered on the lush lawns of Sovereign House Museum July 8 to unveil a bronze plaque, sponsored by the Bronte BIA to ...

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Town rolls out removal and renewal plans for EAB-infested woodlands

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Monday, June 15, 2015 3:00 PM

Starting this summer, as weather and ground conditions permit, the town’s contractor will begin removing ash trees damaged by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) from the town’s woodlands. Removing dead and dying trees near trails ...

Tom Weech & Steve Wiersma with Bronte Village BIA Director Ann Sargent,

Behind the Scenes of Beautifying Oakville are Steve and Tom

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Monday, June 15, 2015 11:00 AM

Steve Wiersma, Supervisor of Horticulture and Tom Weech, Roads and Works Operations Supervisor, both for the Town of Oakville, work silently and zealously for each of us who work, visit, live and play in Oakville.

Treatment launch Barclay, Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week, Town of Oakville,

Town launches 2015 Canopy Conservation program during Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week – June 1-7

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Monday, June 1, 2015 3:30 PM

The town continues to take action against the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Beginning this week, to mark Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in Oakville, municipal ash trees on streets and in parks which continue ...

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