Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Our city is in the process of cutting 52 mature 100 year old trees from the park along the river. It will radically change the look of the park as 15% of the trees will be gone within a week or two. There were injunctions, protests, consultants, vigils, lots of letters to the editors and now the trees are marked with big orange Xs and hung with signs of appreciation and poems.
I took my kids to see them today and take some pictures of the park which has looked the same basically all my life.
And we talked about what we could do to help the park and the urban tree canopy in general. We have plans for more tree planting in the spring but will be looking for other things we can do as well.
~ The man who planted trees (CBC video)
~ Behold the trees by Sue Alexander,
~ The forgotten forest by Laurence Anholt
~ Someday a tree by Eve Bunting,
~ Wangari's trees of peace : a true story from Africa by Jeanette Winter,