5 REASONS TO PLANT A TREE Food – Trees provide food for insects, birds, animals and people! Everything from the flowers, fruit, nuts, bark, leaves and even the roots; they all offer nutrition to different creatures at different times. We couldn’t live without them! Mood – Studies have proven that spending time near trees helps… Read more »
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The Gift of Free Trees
It was Wednesday afternoon. The skies darkened the closer I got to the fair grounds. Small drops of rain quietly pattered on the windshield, barely enough to warrant the use of the wipers, but visible nonetheless. I had forgotten my directions. I tried to vaguely recall which parking lot I was supposed to aim for;… Read more »
Green New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions. Love em or hate em, we have all been privy to other people’s goals for the future at some point or other. Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution? Do you make one every year? Do you stick to them? Forget weight loss, spending less, or quitting smoking. If you want… Read more »
Tree Planting in London
It is safe to say that Spring is here to stay. Apple trees are blossoming. The purple hue of redbuds are many places around the city. Plus, the leaves have unfurled on maples, oaks, willows and many other trees. Do you know what that means? IT IS THE PERFECT TIME TO PLANT A TREE! Spring is a… Read more »
Have You Accepted the Million Tree Challenge?
Want something to look forward to? With Spring right around the corner, it is almost tree planting season again. Yippee! Last year, via a lot of hard work and help from thousands of volunteers, 5,508 trees were planted in London, Ontario by ReForest London. That is great for the Forest City! The Million Tree Challenge… Read more »
London’s Metal Trees
London, Ontario hails itself as the Forest City. There are over 123,000 street trees on city owned property and over 32,000 more trees in managed park areas (not including unmanaged natural areas). Over the next three years, the Million Tree Challenge aims to plant a tree for every Londoner within its bounds. If successful, the effect… Read more »
Another Reason to Plant a Tree? For The Animals!
Planting a tree offers more than just a little oxygen, a lot of shade and the chance to filter out some carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Like that isn’t enough, when you plant a tree, you also create a home for some of Mother Nature’s creatures, great and small. What am I talking about today, you wonder?… Read more »
The Million Tree Challenge
London, Ontario has a moniker that most of its residents are quite proud of: The Forest City. The name conjures up wide swathes of trees covering vast areas of land, which was once in fact a reality. London can still boast over 120 species of trees on city-owned property, but the sad reality is that… Read more »