Seeing Markham for the trees

Last week I led our first tree tour in York Region as we explored naturalized areas and parkland in beautiful and historic Unionville. The day began with a downpour of icy cold rain but we managed to stay dry, albeit very chilled, during the afternoon tour. I am thankful for those who came out to learn about trees and the very important role our urban forest plays in our everyday lives.

Last Child In the Woods

Accolades for the book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder pour in from around the world. Will Rogers, now the president of the Trust for Public Land in the USA wrote “Anyone who cares about the future should heed Richard Louv’s prophetic message… Last Child in the Woods should be on every conservationist’s – and every parent’s – bookshelf.” I agree.