“The aim of the Men of the Trees is briefly ‘ to develop a tree sense in every citizen, and to encourage all to plant, protect and love their native trees; for forestry is among the oldest and most honourable of the peaceful arts of men, and in its practice is unselfish and constructive service.’ ”
In the words of Henry van Dyke, America’s greatest tree poet,
He that planteth a tree is a servant of God;
He provideth a kindness for many generations
And faces that he hath not seen shall bless him.” ~Richard St. Barbe Baker
On this day, National Heat Awareness Day which arrives on the last Friday of May, we may celebrate the arrival of Spring. The American Robin, Western Meadowlark, and Buffalo Bean have all arrived. According to tradition, when the bright yellow blooms of the Buffalo Bloom flower arrived along the ground, it was time for the First Nations of history to pack up their winter camp, to follow the migrating buffalo herd. The Buffalo Bean blooms are nearing the end of their season for their yellow blossoms amid the songs of the Robin and Meadowlark.
“Yesterday was the happiest day of my life. Every new day that follows the previous day is happier and what better than this I can wish for my friend…
“I wish you health and strength of an oak, the long life of a redwood.” Richard St. Barbe Baker
For more information:
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 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
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the Meewasin Valley Authority in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)”. Please and thank you!
“You can gauge a country’s wealth, its real wealth, by its tree cover.
Richard St. Barbe Baker”