Monthly Archives: March 2013

Do trees fight crime in Philadelphia?

We already know that having more trees around protects our health. Turns out those trees might also protect our wealth and safety, according to a new study from researchers at Temple University, published in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning. Read full article: http://grist.org/news/do-trees-fight-crime-in-philadelphia/ Advertisements

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Today is International Day of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests. The Day will celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and … Continue reading

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Is it a rare and precious ecosystem? Need to identify whether it is…

Is it a rare and precious ecosystem? Can it be, or has it been declared an “area of natural and scientific interest.” (ANSI)? That designation — ANSI — means it is important to the city, the province, the country, and … Continue reading

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Growing the Greenbelt Consultation 2012

The 45-day consultation period took place between November 20, 2012 and January 4, 2013. Public Consultation on a Proposed Amendment to the Greenbelt Plan Proposal The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is proposing an amendment to the Greenbelt Plan under … Continue reading

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Developers’ plans uncertain because of threatened songbird

TORONTO –  The bird has the voice of R2-D2 from Star Wars, but for land developers and farmers across Ontario, its call heralds the sound of an uncertain future. The bobolink, a medium-sized black songbird with a white back and … Continue reading

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Burlington residents will get a say on tree-cutting bylaw

Burlington wants to hear your views on restricting tree-cutting on private property. The controversial notion of a private tree bylaw was suggested in the urban forest management plan approved by council last year. Such restrictions… READ MORE at thespec.com…

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