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Presentation: The Importance of Cottonwoods with Kasey Moran
July 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Presentation: Apple House @ 1:00 pm, free with admission
The Importance of Black Cottonwoods
You’ve heard of human-wildlife conflict, but what about human-plant conflict? Come and learn about the decline of black cottonwood forests in the Okanagan-Similkameen, the wildlife species that depend them, their symbiotic relationship with the river, and what’s being done to conserve and restore this majestic and misunderstood species. A short, illustrated, indoor talk will be followed by a stroll along Keremeos Creek so that you can gain a full appreciation for the trees and their connection to water. Your host will be Kasey Moran, PhD candidate in Forest and Conservation Sciences at UBC whose research is focused on the relationship between flood control infrastructure and cottonwood forests in the Okanagan-Similkameen.
Through the summer of 2019, the Grist Mill and Gardens will be hosting a series of informative talks about the natural and cultural history of the Okanagan/Similkameen featuring some exceptional and engaging speakers. All talks are free with admission.