Friday, October 9, 2009

Girl Guides, Ontario Urban Forest Council and Trees Ontario kick off Heritage Tree program; Ontario, Canada

TREES ONTARIO First Trees Ontario Heritage Tree Celebrated with the Help of Ontario Girl Guides:
TORONTO, Sept. 30 /CNW/
Early this morning, five enthusiastic Girl Guides joined Adrina Ambrosii, Ontario Urban Forest Council Director (OUFC) and Trees Ontario President and CEO, Michael G. Scott under the canopy of a giant Red Oak to celebrate the first recognized Ontario Heritage Tree and the harvesting of its 2009 crop of acorns.
The venerable Red Oak is located in Toronto's unique Wychwood Park and is one of four that stand on the property owned by Douglas Goold and Libby Znaimer. A Heritage Tree is usually more than 70 years old. What sets them apart is the important cultural and historical significance they represent to their communities.
'We have nominations coming in from across the province as people wish to celebrate those trees that have been part of the fabric of their community - some of the trees are over 200 years old,' said Michael G. Scott. 'We are very pleased that Ontario Girl Guides have joined Trees Ontario and OUFC to take part in the Ontario Heritage Tree Program. We are glad that all the young people of our province can be involved in forestry stewardship.'

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