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The Common Hoptree: Not as Common as We’d Like

Ptelea trifoliata (otherwise known as the Common Hoptree) contrary to its name, is far from common. While you can find this native tree along the shores of Lake Erie in sandy areas, the Hoptree is considered a threatened species in Canada. … Continue reading

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Nine Fine Pines

There are over 175 different types of pine trees. Several are native to Canada, but many more can be found within our borders as well. Pines are cone-bearing coniferous trees with long needles that come in bundles of 2-5 bunches and are … Continue reading

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A New Crop in Ontario: Hazelnuts

As other crops start to peter out, another one is getting ready to be harvested in Ontario—tree nuts. One of those edible nuts has crept into the spotlight in southwestern Ontario recently due to its presence in Nutella and Ferrero Rocher, and … Continue reading

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Spotlight on The Cucumber Tree

The Cucumber Tree:  An Endangered Native Species As harvests begin to hit farm stands in Ontario, we are inundated with delicious, fresh produce. There are strawberries, tomatoes, corn, peaches and plenty of cucumbers for those who like them. But did you … Continue reading

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Match the Maples

Everyone recognizes the glorious leaf on the Canadian flag; the iconic maple leaf forever! Did you know that there are over 125 species of Acer trees and 10 of them are native to Canada? Can you tell one maple from another? QUIZ … Continue reading

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