Henry Kock Award 2021

Many knew Henry well, and for those who never had the chance to meet him before his passing in 2005, you will no doubt have heard many of the stories about his dedication to growing, protecting and advocating for trees and their natural environment! Henry was cherished for his wisdom, integrity and mentorship, and each…

Notable Trees of Guelph 2021

“A notable tree, cherished by the community for its heritage value and as a fine example of its species” Do you know a tree or group of trees in Guelph that should be nominated. Lets us know so we can help protect these great trees. Fill out the nomination form and send it to us….

2019 Henry Kock Award for Tree Stewardship

Presented at the Arb Expo September 14 at the Guelph Arboretum by Sean Fox. This year, the Guelph Urban Forest Friends are introducing the inaugural Henry Kock Award for Tree Stewardship.  Many  knew Henry very well, and for those that never had the chance to meet him before his passing in 2005, you will no…

Mycorrhizae – Sometimes The Things You Don’t See Are The Most Important

Mycorrhizal partnerships are symbiotic, or, mutually beneficial, relationships between plants and fungi, that take place around plant roots. Mycorrhrizae  in the soil have been shown to be essential to plant growth by facilitating the uptake of minerals and nutrients by breaking them down into available forms for the trees to use  as well as stimulating…

New Info On Old Trees

Research into the interactions between old trees and their moss that harbours cyanobacteria, produces a combination that contributes to the long-term health of surrounding trees. They are somehow fertilizing the ecosystems around them. Without the presence of these old trees, the health of the surrounding younger trees is degraded. Read more about this  interesting research…