How is climate change impacting forest fires in Canada?

The conditions that favour the spread of wildfires, increased temperatures and frequent droughts, are two of the biggest symptoms of climate change. Consistent with the effects of our changing climate, many studies have shown that area burned by wildfires has been increasing over the last four decades, despite improvements in fire suppression techniques. Studies also […]

Étienne Brûlé and Wendat Celebration: Sept. 11-13, 2015

2015 marks the 400th anniversary of Étienne Brûlé’s expedition with the Wendat-Huron from Orillia to Lake Ontario along the Toronto Carrying Place Trail. ACER is delighted to be collaborating with a variety of organizations to bring the history of Brûlé’s expedition to life during the second week in September. A number of events are planned […]

Toronto’s Celebrity Tree—Red Oak is More Than Just a Pretty Face

The Red Oak of Weston is one of the oldest trees in the city. Its leaves have cast shade on passersby as early as the late 18th century. “Back then, it sat near the Carrying Place Trail,” said the Toronto Star in an article about the tree in May, “an ancient footpath between the Humber […]

ACER presents at Cabbagetown reLEAF event

ACER presented last night at Cabbagetown reLEAF’s Community Meeting: Cabbagetown Urban Forest Management Plan. The Urban Forest Management Plan was developed by U of T forestry students. ACER presented a talk on how to engage community in improving Cabbagetown’s urban forest. Sadia Butt, a PhD Candidate at U of T Forestry presented on behalf of […]

Join us in celebration at the Humber Arboretum!

      Come join Climate’s Sake in launching our TreeCaching trail at the Humber Arboretum! The celebration will be February 3, 2015 at 1:00pm. Come scan tagged trees, identify, learn interesting facts about species, and discover scientific data related to each specific tree. For more information or to RSVP for this event, see contact  information […]

ACER Attends 2015 COEO Make Peace With Winter Conference

This weekend ACER attended the Council of Outdoor Educators of Ontario (COEO) Make Peace With Winter Conference! We presented a “Trees in Winter” workshop, teaching participants how to identify trees based on silhouettes and bark, how to measure tree growth and about our TreeCaching program. Examining a tree silhouette Image 1 of 5

ACER in article by Sadia Butt, PhD Candidate at U of T

ACER is featured in this article by Sadia Butt, a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Forestry at U of Toronto on How can Different ways of knowing – and producing knowledge – be useful for understanding and managing urban ecosystems? http://cabbagetownreleaf.typepad.com/urbanforest/2014/12/how-can-different-ways-of-knowingand-of-producing-knowledgebe-useful-for-understanding-and-managing-.html