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Exeter’s Bonnie Sitter wins Maple150 photo contest on Canada’s 150th Anniversary Year

Winning photographer to receive free Autumn Blaze Maple tree for winning contest; she has chosen to donate it for planting at Jessica’s House hospice

 
More than 20 people entered Ausable Bayfield Conservation’s Maple150 photo contest to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary Year in 2017. A judging panel selected a short list of the top photos and the Board of Directors of Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) reviewed the short-listed photos and chose a photo by Bonnie Sitter, of Exeter, as the winning entry. The photo is an autumn scene of the bright red Sugar Maples along Bannockburn Line, north of Mill Road near Varna.
“We were moved by all the beautiful photos and stories that people shared showing majestic and storied Maple trees in our local watershed communities. We heard of the importance of Maple trees in the lives of citizens,” said Kate Monk, ABCA’s Manager of Stewardship, Land and Education. “The photos were all great but the winning photo was a stand-out and it is visually stunning, capturing the eye with its bold and contrasting colours along a beautiful country road.”
The winning photographer receives a 200-centimetre (six-foot-tall) Autumn Blaze Maple tree for winning and she has chosen to donate it to the site of Jessica’s House (Residential Hospice Campaign) in Exeter for planting next year.
To help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation, Ausable Bayfield Conservation held a photo contest to feature the Maple tree. The conservation authority encouraged people to post Maple tree photos and stories, with the hashtag #Maple150, to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary Year in 2017. Some of the entries are posted on the watershed Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/pages/Ausable-Bayfield-Conservation-Authority/163006113762184
The Maple tree has played a major role in Canada’s history and the Maple remains a powerful Canadian symbol today. “In my travels throughout our watershed I have seen some fantastic Maple trees in farmyards, woodlots, and old fencerows,” said Ian Jean, ABCA Forestry and Land Stewardship Specialist. To learn more visit abca.on.ca.

#Maple150 Maple Tree Photo Contest for Canada 150

To help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation, Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority (ABCA) held a photo contest to celebrate our national symbol, the Maple tree. 
 
Thank you to everyone who entered this contest to create a visual record of the story that Maple trees have in our watershed and our country during Canada 150.
 
More than 20 people in this watershed submitted photos to the contest simply by posting photos of their favourite Maple tree or trees by replying to the post on the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Facebook page, or Twitter feed, with the hashtag #Maple150 or sending their photo by email with #Maple150 Photo Contest in the subject of the email, to info@abca.on.ca. 
 
To be eligible for the contest, photos were posted or received by Friday, March 31, 2017 at noon local time.
 
By using the #Maple150 hashtag contributors were agreeing to the rules of the contest.
 
The watershed Twitter feed is at this link: http://twitter.com/LandWaterNews and the watershed Facebook page is at this link: 
www.facebook.com/pages/Ausable-Bayfield-Conservation-Authority/163006113762184
 
People shared with us their photos of colourful Maple leaves and large, old trees with character, and Maple trees with a story to tell. 
 
The Grand Prize winner of the photo contest receives a free 200-centimetre (six-foot-tall) maple tree for planting. 
 
The photos were of Maple trees in an Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority watershed municipality or the Ausable Bayfield Conservation watershed area.
 
The contest was open to people of all photographic abilities.
 
The person taking the photo had to take the photo without creating risk to the safety of themselves or others. The person taking the photo could not be be on private property unless they had received prior permission of the landowner. 
 
The photo should not show easily identifiable property features (e.g., 911 numbers; farmhouses; barns; etc.) unless it is a photo taken on your property or  you have received appropriate permissions.
 
ABCA reserved the right to crop the photo or edit with photo software for reasons such as lighting; etc.
 
By posting the photo, contest contributors agreed to give ABCA full rights of use to the photo and acknowledged that they took the photo with th eir own equipment and that they owned the rights to the photo and have the ability to provide rights of use and permission for use to ABCA. They also gave full rights of use for any captions or stories.

What to Plant - Trees and Shrubs:

Mature height Soil Moisture Shade tolerance Comments
Conifers          
White Cedar to 50' sand/loam/clay  moist to well drained Sun/part shade Used for windbreaks, moderate growth when young, growth slows with age, will grow on eroded slopes
White Pine 100' + sand/loam/silt loam well drained Sun/part shade Used in reforestation to initiate succession to hardwoods, susceptible to salt damage
Norway Spruce to 100' sand/loam/clay  well drained Sun/part shade Used for windbreaks, fast growth once established, this is often the large spruce one sees along old farm lanes
White Spruce to 60' sand/loam/clay  moist to well drained Sun/part shade Used for windbreaks, does not grow as tall as Norway spruce 
Blue Spruce to 50' sand/loam/silt loam well drained Sun/part shade Drought tolerant once established, moderately tolerant of salt spray
Tamarack to 60' organic(muck)/ loam well to poorly drained Full sun Tolerates wet soils, fast grower; needles turn yellow in fall and drop, native larch
Austrian Pine to 60' sand/loam/clay  well drained Full sun Tolerates salt spray, drought, used mainly along roads and for urban/residential trees
Deciduous          
Silver Maple to 100' sand/loam/clay  well to poorly drained Full sun Good trees for moist sites but will also grow on upland sites with heavy soil
Sugar Maple to 80' sand loam to clay well drained Shade/part shade Important tree for timber and maple syrup production, requires protection from rodents, rabbits and deer
Red Oak to 100' sand/loam/clay  well drained Full sun Excellent wildlife species, requires protection from rodents, rabbits and deer, best growth on well drained loams
Bur Oak to 100' sand/loam/clay  well to imperfectly drained Full sun Excellent wildlife species, requires protection from rodents, rabbits and deer, tolerates a range of soil types, moist to dry
Black Walnut to 100' loam/clay  well drained Full sun Best growth on deep, well drained loams of  floodplains or lower slopes
Black Cherry to 80' loam  well drained Full sun Excellent wildlife species, protect from rodents, rabbits and deer, grows fast on well drained loams
Common Hackberry to 60' sand/loam/clay  well drained Sun / part shade Has unique corky ridges on bark, tolerates dry sites but best growth in floodplains
Shrubs          
Red Osier Dogwood  to 10' sand/loam/clay  poorly drained Full sun White flowers with white fruit, tolerates a wide varity of soils and drainage 
Staghorn Sumac to 15' sand/loam/clay  well drained Full sun Red fruit  persists in winter, excellent for eroded slopes, spreads by root suckers that prevent erosion,  tolerates poor soil
Nannyberry Viburnum  to 15' sand/loam/clay  well to poorly drained Full sun Cream flowers and dark purple fruit
Highbush Cranberry  to 15' sand/loam/clay  well to poorly drained Full sun Prefers moist soils, red fruit persists in to winter