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Lost Rivers Walk in the Rosedale Valley Sunday March 19th 2-4 pm

When: Sunday March 19th 2-4 pm

Where: Meet at Riverdale Farm (Winchester St. / Sumach St.) at 2:00 pm

How to get there: Take streetcar 505 to Dundas St. E at Sumach St., then walk north along Sumach St. to Winchester St.

A walk led by Helen Mills from Lost Rivers Toronto along the Castle Frank Brook, mostly buried in the 70’s, through the Rosedale Valley.

Read more about Castle Frank Brook:

A Brief History of Castle Frank Brook, the Ravine Carver

The Real Castle Frank

Tree Walk in Park Drive Ravine March 17th 1:00pm

The ravine tree walk is taking place this Friday March 17th at 1:00 pm. We will meet at the parking lot of Evergreen Brickworks. If you are taking public transit, take the subway to Broadview Station and take the free shuttle bus (click here for bus schedule).

It will be a ~2-hour walk in the Park Drive Ravine including winter tree ID, old-growth tree ID and conservation, mapping biodiversity, etc.

See you soon!

Tree Walk in the Rosedale Ravines Friday March 17th 1:00 pm

Join us for a tree walk in the Rosedale ravines on St. Patrick’s Day!

Meet us at the Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave) on Friday March 17th at 1:00 pm. Click here to go to the Facebook event page.

This walk is co-hosted by the Toronto Ravine Revitalization Study, Canadian Institute of Forestry, UofT Forestry Graduate Student Association, and Ancient Forest Exploration & Research.

Walk components:

Tree ID & Mapping Biodiversity

Led by Eric Davies, the coordinator of our ravine team as well as a PhD candidate at UofT Faculty of Forestry. Eric received the Rising Star award of the 2016 Aster Awards for his contribution to urban forestry and native species conservation.

ID & Conservation of Old-Growth Trees

Led by Mike Henry, Peter Quinby, and Kevin Cowcill from Ancient Forest Exploration & Research. Founded in 1992, AFER is dedicated to the conservation of old-growth forests in Ontario.

More details coming soon…

Lloyd Alter: Special Lecture at UofT Forestry this Friday March 10th

Lloyd Alter's Lecture March 10 2017

Lloyd Alter, design editor and writer of TreeHugger.com, is giving a guest lecture at University of Toronto Faculty of Forestry this Friday March 10th 1:00-3:00 pm.

Some of Lloyd’s articles:

Toronto may get a glorious 21 acre downtown park

You can prevent forest fires with the Birdhouse Alarm

Have we reached Peak Dog in our cities?

Bob Dylan and Jane Jacobs wrote a song together

Another look at Stefano Boeri’s Vertical Forest

Toronto Urban Tree Canopy Larger Than New York, Paris, London

MIT Researchers at their Sensible City Lab have used Google Street View to monitor urban tree populations have found that Toronto has a 19.5% canopy cover, beating New York City, Paris and London. Let’s make sure all of Toronto’s trees stay healthy!

Check out the MIT project, Treepedia and their map of Toronto’s streets, showing tree canopy coverage: http://senseable.mit.edu/treepedia/cities/toronto

Read the Metro article: http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2017/01/04/torontos-urban-canopy-beats-londons-but-trails-vancouvers.html