Things Are Good: Trees are Great for Cities

Cleaning the air and keeping areas cool are what trees do best. A new study has looked into how best to use trees from a purely utilitarian standpoint. Essentially they drilled down to what trees do best and where they can thrive. The researchers cataloged the best places to plant trees based on factors like ...

PostArctica: Beaver Activity on Verdun Waterfront

Well, there usually is. I have been walking the Verdun waterfront almost every day since October 1st and while I have noticed the odd tree that has been chewed, it is only the last week or ten days where it has been disturbingly noticeable. I say “disturbingly” because it really is a thin strip of ...

PostArctica: Autumn Pictures

5 from today in the rain.

Dead Wild Roses: Trees and Crime

    Trees on streets and boulevards reduce crime.  Do we know the how or why of this particular correlation, nope.  But we do know that trees on private lots also tend to reduce criminal activity, with the proviso that they are over 42 feet high.  The studies linked are quite fascinating and most definitely worth ...

The Canadian Progressive: David Suzuki: A healthy environment nurtures healthy people

Acting on the understanding that we’re part of nature, and caring for the environment, makes people healthier and happier, argues world-renowned Canadian scientist, broadcaster, activist and author, David Suzuki. The post David Suzuki: A healthy environment nurtures healthy people appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Things Are Good: TreeCanada Maps Its Impact

TreeCanada has planted around 80 million trees! They do this because trees make the world a better, healthier place for everybody. They also plant trees to rejuvenate school yards (ones that got paved over at some point) and to bring back areas damaged by industrial uses to their . This past month they launched an ...

Things Are Good: Bank: Toronto’s Trees Worth $7 Billion

One of Canada’s largest banks has announced that their economic research has concluded that in Toronto alone the tree canopy is worth $7 Billion (CAD). The non-monetary value of trees is obvious to most people and usually that’s enough to justify keeping trees around. However, there are people who only think in monetary terms and ...

cartoon life: Those Italian trees in Rome

I scrolled through some photos from the summer trip to Italy and spent some time fooling around in Popsicolor. As I periodically check the camera roll on the iPad some of the treatments stand out. Thought I’d share them. Filed under: art Tagged: Rome, trees

cartoon life: Autumn trees with moon

Filed under: art Tagged: moon, paper53, trees

cartoon life: Ghost trees of #ldnont

Pen Equity, a developer from Toronto has completely bypassed the usual, legal, agreed-upon provincial environmental approval process and won approval from the job hungry, sprawl friendly city council of London to build a mall on the 401 highway interchange outside the city, on environmentally significant woodland and wetland. A few years back, a developer worked ...

Things Are Good: ForestWatchers Wants You to Look at Forests

Forests around the world are in danger and a new group, ForestWatchers, is looking to the average person to save all the trees. It’s a very simple idea: use people to scan tree lines from images to help scientists focus their efforts. Citizen science for the win! We propose a new paradigm in conservationism based ...

Things Are Good: Ontario Chooses to Protect Old-Growth Forest

In northern Ontario there is a region called Temagami and it is absolutely stunning as it holds Ontario’s oldest old-growth forest and is the home to a diverse wildlife. In a tradition of profiteering, some people want to destroy the area and plans were set in motion in place to permit that – until now. ...

Red Tory v.3.0.3: The Right Height of Trees

Vocalizing to a small group of carbon-based supporters in Michigan earlier this week, “Mitt Romney” – the android launched many years ago by a venture capital fund to become the first completely non-human Republican nominee for President – pretended to express his/its deep affinities with and positive responses to various aspects of the state where ...