The Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area have sought direction and advice from the City of Saskatoon’s Urban Forestry Program. A little bit about Saskatoon’s Urban Forestry Program follows.
“Saskatoon’s urban forest is healthy and growing – and it is up to everyone to protect it. Trees help to make our communities beautiful and improve our quality of life by helping to modify our climate, reduce air pollution, protect our soil and water resources, and provide habitat for wildlife.” (Urban Forestry Booklet)
City of Saskatoon policy 09-11 sets forward as its purpose, “To affirm that trees on City Property are “living” assets owned by the City of Saskatoon and maintained as a legacy for the citizens of the City of Saskatoon. To protect, preserve and perpetuate the health, beauty and safety of the City of Saskatoon’s urban forest for the enjoyment of its citizens, past, present and future. To ensure that all trees on City Property are adequately protected from unnecessary destruction, loss and damage.”
“We forget that we owe our existence to the presence of Trees. As far as forest cover goes, we have never been in such a vulnerable position as we are today. The only answer is to plant more Trees – to Plant Trees for Our Lives.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker
The dreams and aspirations of Dr. Richard St. Barbe Baker, L.L.D., O.B.E. humanitarian, silviculturist, and author are in harmony with the aims and goals of the City of Saskatoon Urban Forestry progam.
“This generation may either be the last to exist in any semblance of a civilised world or that it will be the first to have the vision, the bearing and the greatness to say, ‘I will have nothing to do with this destruction of life, I will play no part in this devastation of the land, I am determined to live and…today it is the duty of every thinking being to live, and to serve not only his own day and generation, but also generations unborn by helping to restore and maintain the green glory of the forests of the earth.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker
City of Saskatoon Council Policy. Trees on City Property. C09-11. Planning and Development Committee Reports 13-1989 and
44-1989; Planning and Operations Committee Report No.
8-2008; and Administrative Report No. 21-2010. Date accessed June 7, 2016
Killing a tree could leave you bankrupt in Saskatoon
In a bid to protect its trees from developers who consider them nuisances, Saskatoon is assigning a monetary value to every tree in its 100,000-plus urban forest.
By Saskatoon StarPhoenix CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc. July 10, 2008 Date accessed June 7, 2016
Kerslake, Danny. Saskatoon looks to beat bark beetle and save urban forest. Battle of the Beetle in effect. Aprl 6, 2016. Date accessed June 7, 2016
Trees. City of Saskatoon Services for Residents. 2016. Date accessed June 7, 2016
Tree Protection Fact Sheet City of Saskatoon. Community Services. Urban Forestry. 2016. Date accessed June 7, 2016
Urban Forestry Booklet Saskatoon’s Urban Forest. City of Saskatoon Parks Branch
1101 Avenue P North
Canada S7L 7K6
Visit http://www.saskatoon.ca and look
under “U” for urban forest. Date accessed June 7, 2016
For more information:
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
July 9, 2016 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area CLEAN UP Day PAMPHLET