Page 12 - The Mirror Summer 2014
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The headline reads ‘St. Catharines to boost spending on urban forest’.

The beautiful illustrative picture above was used as an example of our St. Catharines urban forest.

This urban forest attests to the fact that not one of these beautiful trees was planted or scientifically
spaced or species selected or any other hands-on effort by our city's urban forest advisory committee.

It may come as a sort of surprise but one way of increasing our forest cover is to stop cutting grass!
Stop cutting grass you will get tall grass, weeds, and sapling trees and soon you will have a forest.

How do you think our Carolinian forest got here in the first place?

Councillor Elliott wants to spend $Millions to double our forest.
He wants to control trees on private property to solve his crises!

Is he suggesting that people are destroying their own lovely trees or
is it a cynical attempt to control private property? Continue Reading

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of sapling

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