Trees

Why Do Forests Matter? A Call to Conserve the Last Great Forests

Dan Kraus | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

The changes we have seen more recently in our forests have not been caused by plate tectonics or long term climate cycles, but by me, by you, by us. We have converted almost 50 per cent of our planet's forests into croplands, ranches, plantations, subdivisions and highways.

Why Trees Are Green -- And Yellow and Orange

The Nature Conservancy of Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
The Nature Conservancy of Canada

Written by Mark Stabb, central Ontario program manager for the Nature Conservancy of Canada and contributor to Land Lines (the Nature Conservancy of C...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and the Fourth R

Ian Lifshitz | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Impact
Ian Lifshitz

Many of us grew up in a time when we finished with a piece of paper, crumpled it up and tossed it into a waste paper basket. Then recycling bins came along. And with it a message of reduce, reuse and recycle. Flash forward to 2013. It's time to revisit the three Rs and add a fourth -- renewable.

Are Male Trees Winning The Battle Of The Sexes?

CBC | Posted 10.03.2012 | Canada Living

A battle of the sexes is happening in Canada's urban forests and the losers are those with allergies. A study shows the dominance of male...

Do You Suffer From "Plant Blindness"?

David Suzuki | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

Show someone a photo of a lush forest with a grizzly bear and ask what's in the picture. Most will answer, "a bear." Add a spotted owl to the scene, and the response might become, "a grizzly bear under an owl." What you are unlikely to hear is a description of the flora accompanying the charismatic fauna.

Autumn Gardening: Expert Tips For The Perfect Fall Garden

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.03.2011 | Canada Style

For many, fall is a season to rake leaves, carve pumpkins and prepare for the winter ahead. But living in Canada, we are lucky to have four seasons th...