Ancient Trees

From the City of Toronto website 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 Maple Leaf Forever Tree Continues to Inspire Us….

From Trees are some of the largest and longest living organisms on earth. Although all trees benefit the environment, specific trees function as commemorative memorials, expressions of religious commitment, and as cultural icons. The Canadian Register of Historic Places (CRHP) lists numerous examples of historic trees that have been […]

Know Your Roots! Canada’s Historic Trees Victoria, B.C. artist Anne Hansen, who is well-known for her paintings of the black oystercatcher (a shorebird), has just purchased in an online auction the scientific- naming rights of a newly-discovered lichen, in a fundraising initiative of the Ancient Forest Alliance. She will name the lichen after her deceased […]

A Lichen Tribute to Henry Kock