Category Archives: Forests and shade in the Media

Hot summer, hot playgrounds

You can tell a problem has become mainstream when you read about it in the funny papers. Believe it or not, this comic strip originally ran in 1965. More than 45 years later, hot playgrounds are still a problem.

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How much is a tree worth?

The more that I learn about trees, the more I appreciate their pricelessness. Mark Cullen wrote a piece in last Saturday’s Toronto Star that offered a meditation on the value of trees in our life. Cullen reflects on the relationship … Continue reading

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What’s the point in planting a tree?

Author Charlotte Gill was recently named to the shortlist for the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction. In October, the Toronto Star published an interview with Gill. Near the end of the interview, Feature Writer Leslie Scrivener asked: Human … Continue reading

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How old is a tree?

I’m a little behind on my magazine reading (who isn’t?). The October 2009 issue of National Geographic featured Mike Fay’s transect of the California Redwood forests. The February 2010 issue carried the reader feedback. One letter in particular stood out … 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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