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

October 2015

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

Traveling exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens, August 1 to November 30: Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat 


Past Events 

January 2016

A public presentation at the Dundas Museum & Archives by Adam Bienenstock, owner of the Dundas-based company, Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds: "Where Will the Next Generation of Conservationists Come From?"
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.

May 2015

Guided Walking Tour of Heritage Trees in Downtown Dundas: Visit the Photo Gallery for more details and photos. 

October 2014

Spencer Gorge Hike
: Visit the Photo Gallery for more details and photos. 

January 2013

Late January hike led by Paul O'Hara in the Christie Lake Conservation Area - old growth forest on the bank down to the creek.

May 2012

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. 

Verbinnen's Nursery

The group assembles and waits for others and the tour guide to arrive.

More photos to be added to a new Photo Gallery.   









June 2011

A number of DVTK members gathered under a large tree in the Dundas Driving Park one very fine evening in June.







DVTK Picnic in June

April 2012

'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.

Poster for Presentation by Edith George

April 15                        

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.

Old Growth Poster Presentation


October  Heritage Tree Hunt Awards Celebration
May -
Dundas Valley Tree Keepers' Heritage Tree Hunt
August Dundas Cactus Festival and Tree Raffle
May Launch of DVTK website
March 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)
June The Landscape and Architecture of the Cross-Melville Heritage District,  Dundas

How are Our Trees Doing? (Dundas Trees Count results)

Poster for Dunas Trees Count Presentation, May 2008

April Gypsy Moth Control for the Homeowner

Silent Giants, A Photo Tour of Trees in Dundas


November Wanted Dead or Alive: the Gyspy Moth
September  Dundas Trees Count Volunteer Appreciation Evening with visual presentation by Paul O'Hara: "Journey of the White Pine in Southern Ontario"
June - August Dundas Trees Count (first tree inventory)