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Plant for luck

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buckeye leaf
We all know rabbit feet and four-leaf clovers have brought people peace of mind for centuries. Early settlers and travellers would carry talismans for good fortune and health. But did you know one of the popular charms when the Canada and the U.S. were young was the rare Ohio buckeye nut, known to bring wisdom and ward off rheumatism?
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Photo of the month

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Trinity Bellwoods
A storm-damaged tree / Tree lovers in snowy park / Bundled against cold
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New species at work!

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Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
Looking to add something to your yard this spring that could eventually shade your hammock, save you money on energy bills, provide privacy or increase your overall property value? Why not plant a tree? I’ve already started consulting this spring, so I’ve been out finding the right trees for people who are seeking fall colours, dappled shade and pretty flowers around their home!
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Spring ahead with your yard!

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Suns rays
Following a bitterly cold, ice-filled winter, spring is finally here- bringing with it warmer temperatures, longer days and (very soon) the perfect conditions for planting! As our cities resurface from their winter hibernation, we are gearing up for the spring planting season with some exciting new species and garden designs that will help transform your yard into a natural oasis!
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Winter Tree Tour in Trinity Bellwoods Park

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Tree Identification
What better way to break our hibernation than with a winter tree tour? On Saturday, March 1, we got together with Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park and over 90 participants from across Toronto and neighbouring cities. It was mild, the sun was shining and although our toes started to freeze as we approached the end, we were assured by our guide, Mark Sherman, that the buds were a sign that spring warmth was on its way!
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