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Urban sprawl is destroying Ontario’s farmland

Despite its huge area, Canada has relatively little dependable farmland. Good soil and a friendly climate are hard to find. So it seems like good news that on a clear day you can see about half the best agricultural land … Continue reading

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Nature on the Edge – Ontario’s growing Golden Horseshoe

A patchwork of remaining farmland and green space in Ontario’s rapidly growing Golden Horseshoe region provides millions of dollars in services and benefits, according to a David Suzuki Foundation study. The report examines the Whitebelt Study Area, more than 94,000 hectares … Continue reading

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Fundraising begins for urban eco-park

An ambitious plan to grow one of Canada’s largest urban parks is in need of about $5 million in fundraising fertilizer. A long-standing vision… READ MORE at thespec.com…

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Crerar Forest: More devastation – Nov 29 2012

Photos of heavy, large machinery inside the forest as the cutting begins.

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Beauty and the BEAST

Heavy machinery at work inside the forest.

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Crerar forest photos from November 20, 2012

Here are photos of Crerar forest, taken on November 20, 2012.

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Crerar Forest Flight November 18, 2012

Aerial photography of Crerar forest taken on a flight November 18, 2012.

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Crerar Forest Destruction

Here are photos taken of the Crerar area forest, taken on November 11, 2012. The forest appears to be having its trees cut down from within. It has been taking place over approximately the last two weeks. MANY of these … Continue reading

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Edmund Zavitz: Planter of Ontario’s Urban Forest

While a few know the story detailed in my book Two Billion Trees and Counting: The Legacy of Edmund Zavitz, of the rescue of Ontario’s rural lands by trees and resolve virtually none understand the history of our province’s urban forests.  … Continue reading

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Aerial images of Hamilton, January 30 2010

(CLICK ON TITLE TO SEE IMAGES)  Here you see pockets of natural, forested areas which all add to the beauty of Hamilton.

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