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Giving Thanks to the Bees

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Bee
In the words of punk music icon Joe Strummer, “If you’re after getting the honey, then you don’t go killing all the bees.” This tune always runs through my mind when I read about Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) – a phenomenon in which bees abruptly die off in such numbers that there are not enough left to support the colony.
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Grow me instead!

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Planting wild strawberry
If you’ve been following my blog entries, you may have picked up on my frustration with the introduction of non-native species to our region throughout the ages. Sure they can be cute and cool looking, or fast growing and shady, but more times than not, they wreak havoc when we’re not looking.
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Salvaging Urban Wood Tree Tour

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Salving Urban Wood
In an ideal world, we’d keep every tree in the city alive and healthy. But realistically, some trees must come down. When this happens, the trunk and branches are often chipped for mulch or composted, but wouldn’t it be great if we could give the tree a second life? On Wednesday, July 3, LEAF hosted the Salvaging Urban Wood Tree Tour and we took a closer look at what goes into transforming urban trees into beautiful furniture, utensils, and art.
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Tulips for the T-Rex?

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Tulip Trees and dinosaurs
Imagine if one day you woke up and found yourself, not in your bed where you are most comfortable, but back in a time when dinosaurs were the ruling force on our planet. What would you do? (I’d probably risk losing a limb while trying to fulfill my childhood dream of having a pet dino!) Would you even recognize anything around you? You may be surprised…
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Victory for boundary tree preservation!

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The tree in question in Hartley vs Cunningham
On May 17, 2013, Justice J. Patrick Moore ruled that neighbours on Humewood Drive in Toronto shared ownership of a tree that was growing on the property line. One neighbour had been granted a tree removal permit by the City of Toronto, but without the consent of the other neighbour, they are not able to remove the tree because under provincial law, it is common property.
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