Category Archives: Natural assets

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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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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How ‘Forest Bathing’ Can Heal

And why BC would be wise to better manage its naturally rejuvenating woods. By John Innes and Farah Shroff, TheTyee.ca For hundreds of years, people in China, Japan, Korea and other parts of Asia have recognized that wood is not only a critical … Continue reading

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Hamilton’s Green Islands Under Threat

by Herman van Barneveld A Northern Parula sings at the edge of the 3-acre woodlot while my students are measuring the diameter of some labeled Hop-hornbeams, Black Cherry trees, and towering, 150-year old Red Oak trees. The woodlot is called … Continue reading

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Federal Government looking for comments on the Sustainable Development Strategy

Public Consultation on the Draft Federal Sustainable Development Strategy 2013-2016 The Sustainable Development Office at Environment Canada is looking for input from Canadians on the draft second cycle of the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS), covering the period 2013 to 2016. Canadians … Continue reading

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BBC: Green spaces boosts wellbeing of urban dwellers – study

Parks, gardens and green space in urban areas can improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people living there, says a University of Exeter study. Using data from 5,000 UK households over 17 years, researchers found that living in … Continue reading

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Spring walk-about in Crerar Forest shows the devastation unleashed

We’ve posted more photos on our Facebook site: on.fb.me/10QgEks The photos show what was found on Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Crerar Forest. A closer look at the destruction unleashed on this once vibrant, lush forest, a habitat to many. The … Continue reading

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This is Crerar Forest, on the city side – Feb 28 2013

So beautiful this morning while the snow gently fell… Photos © Anita Thomas, All rights reserved.

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A beautiful frosty Sunday morning looking through the field to Crerar forest – Feb 10 2013

Photo from a frosty morning in Crerar forest. What a wonderful nature walk in the middle of the city.

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