Category Archives: Trees where people live

It’s all about play

I was inspired today by this quote attributed to Fred “Mr.” Rogers. Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. … Continue reading

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Leaving a legacy

It seems like there’s a few people in small towns that kind of make their mark on things, and the there’s a lot of people that do a very good job and, you know, ten years after they’re gone, you … Continue reading

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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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Biodiversity is key, says ECO

The ECO recommends that the MNR develop a provincial biodiversity strategy in consultation with affected ministries, municipalities and stakeholders. Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) Gord Miller released a special report today, “Biodiversity: A Nation’s Commitment, and Obligation for Ontario.” The … Continue reading

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