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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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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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City needs more trees, less asphalt

Too much asphalt, not enough trees or wetlands. The latest watershed report card for Hamilton shows we have a lot of work to do to improve the environmental health of our urban areas. The report from the Hamilton Conservation Authority evaluates forest … Continue reading

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12-year-old girl’s heartfelt letter saves B.C. forest

Olivia Peters is being hailed by environmental activists around the web today for saving an entire Surrey, B.C. forest from bulldozers with her words. The fact that she’s in Grade 6 makes her story all the more impressive. In an open … Continue reading

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The Ontario Urban Forest Council

The Ontario Urban Forest Council is an amazing resource on trees, urban forests, their importance and why we need to do what we can to save the few urban forests we have left. Have a good look through their site, … Continue reading

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Chicago takes action to protect urban forests.

The Chicago Trees Initiative is a city-wide, public-private effort to plant, care for and advocate for trees. This means many more trees will be planted in our great city, which is already known for its green urban spaces. And more … Continue reading

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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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