Clar­i­fi­ca­tions on the ed­i­ble for­est

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page -

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

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