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July 6, 2019 10:00AM
Tree Walk 4: High Park
Dead trees for biodiversity with Scott MacIvor
Meeting point: Outside the entrance of Grenadier Restaurant (200 Parkside Dr, Toronto)
Tickets: $10 general admission, $8 member pricing
Deadwood is a source of decay and decomposition. These processes drive nutrient cycling and provide building blocks for biodiversity conservation. Deadwood is threatened, especially in cities, by removal as a result of aesthetic issues, human safety or biofuel collection. As a result, deadwood biodiversity—from birds to insects and frogs to fungi—are also under pressure. Come and appreciate deadwood as it rests in the rare oak savannah of High Park, and experience and discuss the biodiversity and ecosystem functioning it supports.
About Scott MacIvor:
Scott MacIvor is a community ecologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Science at the University of Toronto Scarborough. He is interested in biodiversity in cities (especially bees) and how to promote conservation and ecosystem functioning in urban planning and design.