The DVTK, in addition to our monthly meetings, organizes public presentations, tree walks and social gatherings for its members. This page includes an archive of past events and a calendar of upcoming events.
Upcoming DVTK Events
Guided Walking Tour of Heritage Trees in Downtown Dundas - Saturday, October 10. Meet at the Bur Oak (opposite Parkside) in the Dundas Driving Park at 10:30 am.
Other Tree-Related Local Events/ Exhibits/ Presentations
Adam spoke about his own experiences with nature growing up and what inspired him to create his business. He emphasized the importance of trees to communities at large, how they assist with the healthy development of children, and how we can encourage the youth of today to become stewards of the environment by connecting them with nature in a variety of ways. It should also be noted that all of the tree trunk sections featured in Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds have been salvaged from dead, dying or diseased trees.
Guided Walking Tour of Heritage Trees in Downtown Dundas: Visit the Photo Gallery for more details and photos.
Spencer Gorge Hike: Visit the Photo Gallery for more details and photos.
Late January hike led by Paul O'Hara in the Christie Lake Conservation Area - old growth forest on the bank down to the creek.
On Saturday May 15, interested DVTK members were given a guided tour of Verbinnen's Nursery in Strabane. This wholesale operation growing plants native to Ontario specializes in native trees and shrubs. It was a most interesting visit and we were each offered a red oak sapling upon leaving.
The group assembles and waits for others and the tour guide to arrive.
More photos to be added to a new Photo Gallery.
A number of DVTK members gathered under a large tree in the Dundas Driving Park one very fine evening in June.
'Heritage Tree - Preserving Our Natural Roots' a talk by Edith George
We're celebrating the United Nations General Assembly declaration of 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests!
What is a Heritage Tree? and Why is it important to protect them?
Please join us for this free community event as Edith George, advisor to the Ontario Urban Forest Council presents an illustrated talk that helps answer those questions.
Yes, there are old-growth forests in Ontario, including trees that have lived for over 1,000 years! Learn about the history of Ontario’s forests, how and where old growth forests survive, and how to recognize them, from the author of the newly released book Ontario's Old-Growth Forests.
The talk include a photo-essay of some of Ontario’s oldest trees, including a 1,300-year-old eastern white cedar tree on the Niagara Escarpment.
Michael Henry is a naturalist and writer who has spent nearly a decade doing scientific research and environmental education in the old-growth forests of central Ontario. He has written reports and magazine articles related to old-growth forests, and he also constructed the Blueberry Lake Ecology Trails in Temagami.
While researching his book, Michael spent several summers on foot and in canoe looking for old-growth forests throughout Ontario.
Michael also works building straw bale homes with Camel's Back Construction, based near his home in Peterborough Ontario.
Heritage Tree Hunt Awards Celebration
Dundas Valley Tree Keepers' Heritage Tree Hunt
Dundas Cactus Festival and Tree Raffle
Launch of DVTK website
Environment Hamilton Annual General Meeting - Report on DVTK past and present projects
Dundas Trees Count Too Volunteer Appreciation
Rare Trees and Shrubs of Ontario
Dundas Cactus Festival
June - August
Dundas Trees Count Too (second tree inventory)
The Landscape and Architecture of the Cross-Melville Heritage District, Dundas
How are Our Trees Doing? (Dundas Trees Count results)
Gypsy Moth Control for the Homeowner
Silent Giants, A Photo Tour of Trees in Dundas
Wanted Dead or Alive: the Gyspy Moth
Dundas Trees Count Volunteer Appreciation Evening with visual presentation by Paul O'Hara: "Journey of the White Pine in Southern Ontario"