BWVRA Meeting: Our Vanishing Urban Forest

The Bloor West Village Residents Association cialis canadian pharmacy is happy to announce another public meeting, to which you are warmly invited.

The topic is “Our Vanishing Urban Forest“.

Have you noticed the mature trees in our parks and along our streets are dying, infested, blowing down? Hear and question a panel of experts on the loss of our urban canopy in the village and what steps, if any, we can take to restore our forest.

Participating on the panel will be:

  • Richard Evans, Director of Urban Foresty, City of Toronto
  • Regina Gudelis, Supervisor of Urban Forestry Planning and Protection
  • Shelley Petrie, Executive Director, Toronto Environmental Alliance

Tuesday, November 15, 8:00 pm
Runnymede United Church
432 Runnymede Rd.
(2 blocks north of Bloor, across from Runnymede Public School)

Doors open at 7:45. Meeting starts at 8:00.

2 thoughts on “BWVRA Meeting: Our Vanishing Urban Forest

  1. When will you be publishing the meeting notes for this meeting. I had wanted to attend but had a prior commitment. I’m extremely interested in this topic. Did they have any suggestions about the types of trees homeowners in the area should consider planting if they are planning to put in a tree?

  2. I was unable to attend because I was chairing another meeting that evening.
    I am intensely interested in the preservation of the remnant forest and particularly the rare Black Oak Savannah which Bloor West Village is in the middle of. I have been working on this for many years.
    Planting trees is important but protection of the large remnant forest which dates back six to ten thousand years is even more so. The local gene pool which exists has given us a magnificent canopy which has been held in respect until recently, in part because a large enough element of the population knew the origin of the trees and understood. The ones who remember the last lumbering of the oaks in the winter of 1918-19 are dying off and there is a perception that “trees are planted”.
    There is a White Oak on Jane at Weatherell that is 300 years old and of considerable historical significance. I hope to use it to raise that level of understanding again in the population.
    Was there any discussion of preparing a thorough inventory of trees in the area?

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