Peterborough’s Urban Forest

January 21st, 2014

btcsmHere in Peterborough we take our trees very seriously. We have dozens of tree-lined streets that provide shade, homes and habitat to countless species of wildlife. Without our trees, Peterborough would be a vastly different city.

GreenUP is celebrating our city’s trees with the launch of a new book Beneath The Canopy: Peterborough’s Urban Forest and Heritage Trees.

The book was made possible by a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, support from the Peterborough Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee and the tireless work of many volunteers.

Beneath the Canopy contains over 230 stunning images submitted by more than 25 local photographers in addition to many maps of city neighbourhoods. It has interesting tales of survival and fun tree stories from every corner of our city.

Sheryl Loucks, a local award-winning journalist, pulled together this new book using data collected by volunteers about the city’s trees, stories collected during two Treasured Tree Hunt contests, interviews with local residents, and submissions.

The book features a foreword by Cathy Dueck and in every chapter there are features contributed by local writers including Peterborough Examiner veteran Ed Arnold and Lois Tuffin, Editor-In-Chief of Peterborough This Week, who added dashes of humour. There are stories by local naturalists such as Drew Monkman and tree experts like Wasyl Bakowsky and Eric Boysen from the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Beneath the Canopy is a wonderful Peterborough souvenir that allows you to explore the seasonal changes of neighbourhoods and parks while learning about some of the unique, untold history of the city.

Beneath the Canopy is no longer available. 

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