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Planting continues this fall at Orlando Park

Orlando Park is a beautiful piece of green in the south end of the City. However, trees have been lost and soccer fields bake in the summer sun. A plan to naturalize a piece of this park and plant shade trees around the fields has taken root. Fall 2013, 100 trees were planted; this past […]

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NDP MP moves motion to support urban forests

September 24, 2014 OTTAWA – Today, on National Tree Day, NDP MP Irene Mathyssen (London-Fanshawe) introduced a Private Members’ Motion calling on the government to establish an Urban Forestry Strategy. “Urban forests impact 85% of Canadians, yet we lag behind other G7 countries in the value we place on them,” said Mathyssen. “In the United […]

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A fight for urban trees

The benefits of trees — from their grace and beauty to their gifts of cool, clean air and stress relief — are well-known and documented in study after study. Yet as the city grows, it is struggling to hold onto its trees, especially in poorer areas. Seattle’s wealthiest neighbourhoods are also its leafiest, a Seattle […]

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Native Tree Profile #2: Eastern White Pine

By: Owen Clarkin and Elizaveta Lisovskaya Eastern White Pine is noted for its beauty, height, and historical significance. The tree has a distinctive growth habit, with usually a single straight trunk and wide-spreading horizontal branches; in maturity the crown becomes irregular, with prominent individual lateral branches. In the natural old-growth forests, Eastern White Pine often grew […]

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