Fleming College Urban Forestry Students Replant Lindsay Golf Club
The Lindsay Golf and Country Club’s tree population is predominantly Ash-most of which are infested by the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive species that has significantly impacted urban and forested canopies across Ontario. As a result of the Emerald Ash Borer, many of the golf club’s trees are either dead or dying and need to be removed and replaced.
Twenty-four Fleming students are set to visit the golf club Feb. 2, 2023. These students will be completing a tree inventory for the golf club and creating an urban forest management plan that will help the golf club decide which trees to plant and where those trees should be planted.
The club anticipates planting 20 to 25 trees per year over the next several years.
This project presents an incredible hands-on learning experience for students. It integrates multiple skills students learn throughout their enrolment in the Frost Campus program, including tree identification, measurement and health assessment, data analysis, soil assessment and presentation skills.
It also reflects the real-world work students will be tasked with upon entering the workforce. Urban Forest Management plans are used in most major cities across Canada and throughout the world to improve our green infrastructure, conserve existing trees, plant new trees and improve our towns and cities.
The project is also a great benefit to the Lindsay Golf and Country Club and the Lindsay community. Replacing the infested trees will greatly improve the aesthetics of the golf course and create a much healthier environment in the club’s open spaces.
It is anticipated that this project will be ongoing for several years.
Media are welcome to attend on Feb. 2 to speak with representatives from the golf club and see the work students are doing. For more information, please call James Clark, General Manager of the Lindsay Golf and Country Club at 705-328-2258 ext. 29.
For more information, please contact:
705-749-5530 ext. 1161