Monthly Archives: February 2014



Marlene Bergsma http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2014/02/02/st-catharines-to-boost-spending-on-urban-forest St. Catharines’ efforts to double the size of its urban forest are getting chopped down by two invasive pests. The emerald ash borer has already felled about 350 city-owned ash trees and the Asian long-horned beetle is poised to invade within the next few years, said a report […]

St. Catharines to boost spending on urban forest


Tigard wins national kudos for forestry plan By Andy Giegerich Sustainable Business Oregon Editor http://sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2014/01/tigard-wins-national-kudos-for-forestry.html The city of Tigard’s urban forestry plan has landed national honors for its “innovative, flexible, and incentive-based approach.” The city won a National Planning Award from the American Planning Association. The accolade honors communities “that provide lasting values” […]

Community Involvement key to Urban Forest Plan




http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2013/11/25/the-witness-trees/ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s epic poem Evangeline begins with the words “This is the forest primeval”. Longfellow was talking about the rich Acadian forest, and was taking a little poetic license. In fact, settlers and boat-builders had already pillaged those forests. They were later altered again and again as the pulp and […]

The Witness Trees