Tree Care

Tree Care Workshop with a Certified Arborist

The winter is a good time to plan for tree health and productivity. Join certified arborist Eric Weese for a Tree Care Workshop on Jeric-weeseanuary 18 in Odessa.

Eric Weese will be discussing and demonstrating many aspects of landscape tree care. Topics to be covered include planting site assessment, tree selection, planting techniques, pruning, watering, integrated pest management and the emerald ash borer.

“It’s important to begin planning for tree planting and care before the season begins if you wish to establish healthy trees in your landscape” says Weese, owner of Weese Tree Preservation (, a local tree care company specializing in science-based tree care techniques. Weese indicates that “selecting the right tree for the planting site and providing proper care early in a tree’s life is critical to allowing a tree to live a long and healthy life.”

Eric has been a practicing arborist since 2002. He has wide experience with all aspects of tree maintenance, including how to deal with diseases. In his nursery, he grows landscape and street trees using sustainable production methods.

The event is sponsored by the Lennox and Addington Stewardship Council in partnership with the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority and the Ontario Woodlot Association (Limestone Chapter). The Lennox and Addington Stewardship Council promotes tree planting on private and public land in L&A County. This workshop will help landowners to learn the best ways to look after their trees and keep them healthy well into the future.

The tree care workshop is open to the general public (no registration is necessary) and takes place on Wednesday, January 18 from 7 to 9 pm at St. Alban’s Church Hall, 67 Main St. in Odessa The event is free of charge, but donations to the Stewardship Council are welcome.

For more information: contact Susan Withers at 613-354-5765 or