Monthly Archives: September 2011

How to plant a tree

The Globe and Mail posted a video today where gardening expert Marjorie Harris demonstrated how to plant a tree. Ms. Harris doesn’t plant the tree quite they way I have have. In a small garden with an attentive gardener, her … Continue reading

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Wangari Maathai: a character who wouldn’t take no for an answer

The challenge is to … give back to our children a world of beauty and wonder. It was widely reported on today that Wangari Maathai had died in Kenya. Ms. Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement which planted between 20 … Continue reading

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Goodbye Grand View School. Hello poor air quality?

The Waterloo Region District School Board’s Grand View Public School in Cambridge (née Preston) is getting a dramatic facelift: it’s being demolished and a new school will be built in its place. More photos of the various elevations can be … Continue reading

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How much oxygen does a tree produce?

I was in the original Home Hardware today picking up a seed spreader for an early fall seeding project in St. Jacobs. The helpful clerk put a Harvest Ontario 2011 booklet in my bag. Harvest Ontario is the largest and … Continue reading

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Protecting urban trees

The Waterloo Chronicle published an article today about the potential fate of some 30-year old trees on a quiet court in Waterloo. Allenby Court is about to be extended to make way for 10 news homes at the end of … Continue reading

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