June 22, 2023
For immediate release
Five Norway maples that are currently growing in the Inglis Falls Arboretum located at 237897 Inglis Falls Road, Owen Sound are scheduled to be removed this Friday and Saturday (June 23 & 24, 2023). These trees are being removed by an arborist to reduce the number of seeds that are being spread to nearby areas.
Norway maples are considered to be invasive species and are prolific seeders that outcompete and overtake native species. As a result of the abundance of seeds that are produced by these trees every year, many new Norway maple trees and seedlings are now growing in the natural forested areas along the edges of the Arboretum. There are concerns that if not managed, the Norway maples will have negative impacts on the native tree and plant species in these areas.
Removal of the remaining Norway maple trees and seedlings will be ongoing.
Please be advised that the section of the Arboretum to the south-west of the Grey Sauble Administration Centre will be closed during the tree removal.
For more information:
Mike Fry, Forestry Coordinator
Grey Sauble Conservation Authority
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