Clarifications on the edible forest
Dear Editor: Re: Edible forest - Sept. 14/ 2016. It was nice to see that this event, held at the Gray’s Creek Conservation Area, was covered by The Glengarry News since many people in our area do have a genuine interest in the benefits to be found in our forested areas. I had the privilege to be one of three guest speakers that day and would like to take this opportunity to clarify a couple of items that were in the article.
As a certified tree and shrub seed collector for Ontario, my presentation focused more on the collection of seeds for reforestation as well as consumption. The interesting and informative subject of edible plants and berries was, in fact, presented by Peggi Calder of Dunvegan. The “edible forest,” in question will feature nuts and berries in the future since it was only planted that afternoon. Also, oak “seeds” are usually referred to as acorns.
Bob Graham / Maxville