Nursery News

Ferguson Forest Centre announces the retirement of its Chief Executive Office – Ed Patchell

Ferguson Forest Centre announces the retirement of its Chief Executive Office – Ed Patchell

FTN Admin 01/10/2020 0
This year’s fall equinox marked the end of an era at Ferguson Forest Centre as Ed Patchell formally retired after 20 years of service as Chief Executive Officer of the Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation.Ed’ forestry career began in 1978 with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (OMNRF), where he worked at their Thunder Bay tree nursery for eight years. In 1986, Ed relocated to Kemptville, spending 10 years at the G. Howard Ferguson Forest Station and two years as a lands technician and forester, for a total of 20 years of service with OMNRF. From 1998 to 2000, during the two-y...
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Oversized Stock Available

Oversized Stock Available

FTN Admin 10/09/2018 0
Do you have an area on your property that you would like to plant with a bit larger seedling stock?Oversized Value-Added Bareroot Available September 20th and 21stWe will have White Cedar, White Spruce and Norway Spruce available in the 60 to 90 centimeter range.Please call 613-258-0110 ext. 225 for details on ordering, or order online....
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Coping with the Heat?

Coping with the Heat?

FTN Admin 03/08/2018 0
What an incredible run of extremely warm temperatures, sunshine and lack of rain we have had so far this summer...a great scenario for vacations, but challenging when trying to grow trees!If you are wondering how much water you should be allocating to your tree plantings, this article from the Maple Leaves Forever website can provide some guidance and advice.Established species that are more drought tolerant, such as Red Pine and Red Cedar, usually fare better in these types of conditions. Most trees, however, benefit from mulch of some sort around the base to assist in water retention, coolin...
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Insect Pest Alert

Insect Pest Alert

FTN Admin 09/07/2018 0
If you have any Eastern White Cedar on your property, you may be noticing the leaf scales look like they are dying, especially at the tips.Cedar leafminer (Argyresthia thuiella and other species) is a tiny moth whose larval stage feeds on the inside of leaf scales, causing them to turn yellow, then brown and dead. New generation larvae are feeding inside foliage now and populations are expected to build in some areas of southern Ontario.If you haven’t already pruned them, eastern white cedar foliage can be lightly sheared to reduce populations of larvae that would normally persist into 2019. T...
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