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Crerar Forest: Urban Forest Walk TONIGHT

Wed May 18 from 18:30 – 20:30. Join Dr. Giuliana Casimirri, Ph.D., an urban forest enthusiast, and local naturalist Sheldon McGregor to explore this small but significant patch of urban forest within Hamilton. We will explore the public portion for … Continue reading

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How to address Hamilton’s urban forest woes

Great article by Dr. Giuliana Casimirri, Ph.D on The Hamilton Spectator on urban ‪#‎forest‬ management and some of the problems we face: Earth and Arbor Days have just passed. It’s the time of year when trees in cities get some … Continue reading

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Urban forests used for dumping

All of this garbage was gathered up on the weekend by a local Hamilton geocaching group, all just from that tiny bit of forest and field that you see in one of the shots. This is what happens when no … Continue reading

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Ecosystem services – why it’s important

Humankind benefits in a multitude of ways from ecosystems. Collectively, these benefits are becoming known as ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are regularly involved in the provisioning of clean drinking water and the decomposition of wastes. While scientists and environmentalists have … Continue reading

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Newly drafted woodlot protection by-law passed unanimously

We are very pleased to say that on Tuesday August 12, 2014 that the newly drafted woodlot protection by-law we had been working on, and pushing so hard for passed unanimously at the city council planning meeting in Hamilton. It … Continue reading

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Act now to show support for Hamilton’s new woodlot by-law

WE NEED YOUR HELP TODAY TO LET COUNCIL KNOW THAT HAMILTON NEEDS ITS TREES! Here’s how you can help show your support for the new Woodland Conservation Bylaw! 1. Contact the Mayor and your Councilor: Ward  Name Email Phone Mayor … Continue reading

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Hamilton’s Urban Forest Needs Better Protection – by Giuliana Casimirri

Published February 28, 2014 at Raise the Hammer. As Hamilton, Ontario continues to shake off its sooty industrial reputation and build an ambitious city, exciting initiatives around the city are giving life to palpable changes and real hope. However, creating coexistence … Continue reading

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Before and after of Crerar forest, comparing 2009 and 2013

Here is a comparison of Crerar forest as seen in 2009 and then again on December 30, 2013. They are taken from opposite angles, but you can see quite a difference in the sections that have been cut. Click the … Continue reading

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Write your city councillor now, they are set to vote in February 2014

City councillors will consider whether to proceed with public consultation on a newly drafted by-law designed to better protect our urban forests sometime in February 2014 (the official date for this vote has not yet been set). Please contact your city councillor … Continue reading

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Urban forest protection draft bylaw delayed again

By  Matthew Van Dongen A decade-long effort to better protect Hamilton’s urban forest has been put off again. A draft bylaw to regulate cutting of “urban woodlands” was tabled Tuesday by the planning committee until next year. The proposed new rules … Continue reading

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