sTREEts

Getting Street Trees where they are needed the most.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

More Tree Media

One tree, one property at a time: Jonathan Valencia signing up another street tree
for Keith neighbourhood.
The McMaster University student paper the Silhouette picked up the Street Tree story in a well written article available online here: http://issuu.com/thesil/docs/master_pdf_july_4/3?e=1383846/3884112

The "Small is Beautiful" mystique was invoked in relation to a few local projects (including ours) in an editorial in the same issue of "The Sil":
"if we make room in our lives for the little things...and make room for them successfully, then inspiration, determination and a collective desire to start tackling the big things will follow."
We couldn't agree more, thanks to the Sil's Jemma Wolfe for the astute observation!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

AQI

A couple hours on Keith Street tonight yields 5 more trees (with a couple more possible) - riding home I did notice some nasty odours in the air, almost like paint thinner, and pretty strong too. Not sure if it is a coincidence or not, but when I got home I see there is a smog advisory in Ontario and Hamilton is having some of the worst air:

Obviously, a few more trees here and there aren't going to scrub the air clean, but a lot more trees will contribute to better air quality overall. 

Thank you to all the residents in Keith who have signed up for a street tree - you are laying the foundation for a better neighbourhood!

Last Push in Keith!

Tonight is the last door to door - just a few more houses to go. I will leave brochures for anyone not at home. Let's go out in style with some more trees for the street.