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Title: Rattray Marsh Conservation Area, Shagbark Hickory
Identifier: SK0050
Date of Original Photo: Spring ca 1990
Image Type: Col Photo, 15x10 cm
Subject: Rattray Marsh Conservation Area (Mississauga, Ont.)
Donor: Alan Skeoch
Location: Rattray Marsh Conservation Area

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Description: Close-up of a shagbark hickory with shards of bark hanging loosely. The marsh is home to many types of deciduous trees: sugar maple, basswood, red oak, white oak, beech, white ash, black cherry, ironwood, red maple and blue beech, as well as many varieties of unusual shrubs and animal life. The Rattray Marsh is a protected natural conservation area, accessible from Meadow Wood Road (north of Orr Road) or through Jack Darling Memorial Park. In Wilmot's survey the marsh was originally called Cranberry Marsh. It was bought by Major James Rattray in 1945. After his death in 1959 various groups fought to save the marsh as a conservation area.
Agency: Mississauga Library System