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The Maple Leaf Forever Tree Continues to Inspire Us….

From the City of Toronto website http://www.toronto.ca/parks/maple_leaf_forever.htm On July 19, 2013 a storm brought down an aged silver maple tree on Laing Street in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood. This famed maple tree was believed to be the inspiration for the song “Maple Leaf Forever” by Alexander Muir, which he wrote in the year of Confederation 1867. […]


Red Oak Nominated as Heritage Tree in Ajax

Heritage tree. AJAX  – A red oak tree in Ajax has been formally nominated to become the fiirst official heritage tree in Ajax. Town of Ajax employees Jim Hermer and Craig Blencowe pruned the waterfront oak earlier this month. The tree is located near the intersection of Harwood Avenue and Lake Driveway. January 21, 2013.Photo by […]


Wrap Up of Toronto Heritage Tree Workshop

  More than 50 participants spent Friday Nov 9, learning how to celebrate and protect Heritage Trees in Ontario The full day workshop included a number of speakers who explained the value of Heritage Trees, how to nominate a tree for consideration under the Ontario Heritage Tree program and, thanks to Jim Leonard from the […]

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Heritage White Oak in Cambridge

Active History on the Grand: Heritage Trees in Ontario Jan 2nd, 2012 by Karen Dearlove.  Heritage White Oak Tree in Cambridge While many of us may be familiar with the designation of built heritage properties under the Ontario Heritage Act, recently municipalities have been using the Ontario Heritage Act to designate individual trees as heritage trees.  Municipalities […]