By Dr. J. Peter Hall
The annual Christmas Forest Seminar, co-sponsored by the Eastern Ontario Model Forest and the Ottawa Valley Section of the Canadian Institute of Forestry was held in Kemptville and attended by sixty EOMF and CIF members and the general public. Once again we feasted on all the Christmas foods and listened to presentations about the peri-urban forest.
After the traditional welcome from the Mohawk First Nations Community, the CIF and the Model Forest we heard about the peri-urban forest and its place in the forest science continuum from Ken Farr of the Canadian Forest Service. The term peri-urban forest was new to many of the audience and Ken was able to describe it for us and explain how the term evolved and how it is becoming more widely used in the forest community, nationally and internationally.