Often called the “backbone” of a garden, trees and shrubs provide structure and form. In addition to providing year-round beauty, they offer food and habitat for wildlife. But, how do you choose the right tree for your space? Native is best for biodiversity, but fruit-bearing trees may be more to your taste. Large trees can be kept small, but there are many small trees and large shrubs that may be a better fit. The possibilities for small spaces, while not endless are extensive. Come and get a few ideas for creating your own small oasis.
Master Gardener Cathy Kavassalis is a passionate gardener and conservationist. A former chemist and teacher with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education from the University of Toronto, Cathy now volunteers as an educator and inspirational speaker, promoting biodiversity. Have a question about gardening? Cathy is also a moderator on the Master Gardeners of Ontario Facebook site www.facebook.com/groups/MasterGardenersofOntario
Guests are welcome to participate in this virtual meeting at a nominal fee of $5.00. Click on this link to register Richmond Hill Garden & Horticultural Society - October General Meeting with Guest Speaker Cathy Kavassalis, "Trees for Small Spaces" (richmondhillgardensociety.org