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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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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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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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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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Red-tailed Hawk in Crerar Forest – January 23 2013

Today as I left this morning, saw this MASSIVE bird of prey in the Crerar Forest. His head was turned the other way, and unfortunately I had to jump in the car and go. What a beautiful sight he was.

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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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Why are old trees disappearing?

“What we’re seeing is a global phenomenon,” said ecologist David Lindenmayer of Australian National University, lead author of a paper published in a recent edition of the journal Science. READ MORE at thestar.com…

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