Lungs of the Modern City

Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (Urban Regional Park) and George Genereux Urban Regional Park both had their beginning  in 1972 with their commitment to the Green Survival Program

“Trees are the lungs of the modern city. The more industrialize the city, the more trees it requires to purify the air.” (Liddell, 1971)  “the resurgence of academic interest in resource management and environmental planning that has occurred over the past 10 years This resurgence has occurred in parallel with the growth of wide public concern over possible future resource shortages, pollution, the loss of valued wildlife species and landscapes and, more generally, over the possibility and desirability of sustaining current economic development patterns and associated life styles.  …There is a widespread appreciation of the environment and the threats it faces… concerns range from global issues to do with the future of industrial society, the extinction of species and even human survival, down to local issues such as preserving neighbourhood amenities” (Goyder, 1983)

“The nursery industry continued to evolve across the country in the 1970s.  With environmental concerns growing in this period, the Association for American Nurserymen launched their “Green Survival” program.  This initiative stressed plants’ role in buffering noise pollution, trapping air pollutants, cooling the earth, etc. “(National Register of Historic Places Registration, 2014)

The Green Survival Campaign spread across North America.  “A ‘Survival’ Message Green Survival has a message.  It is simply that “each individual can have a positive, meaningful effect on the quality of life by planting trees and other living plants.” The appeal of this simple message has spread across the nation, and beyond, to Canada, England, Holland and Germany. (‘Green Survival ‘Time, 1977)

Afforestation such as the tree planting undertaken by the City of Saskatoon Park’s department to create the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area and George Genereux Urban Regional Park is the establishment of a forest or stand of trees (forestation) in an area where there was no previous tree cover.

Green Survival” is the nursery industry’s own program for improving the environment, more beauty to see, and conservation of land from erosion with plantings of trees and shrub.  ‘We have a great obligation here…We also have a great contribution to make’” said the AAN President Harold R. Nickel.  (96th Annual Convention Report AAN)

Bibliography

96th Annual Convention Report (PDF), September 28 1971, retrieved July 11 2019

Goyder, Lowe; Goyder, J (1983), Environmental Groups In Politics, Environmental Groups in Politics The Resource Management Series., London, UK: George Allen and Unwin (Publishers) Ltd, ISBN 0-01-329043-4, ISSN 0261-0701, retrieved July 8, 2019

‘Green Survival’ Time, Fitchburg, Massachusetts: Sentinel and Enterprise. Republished online by Newspaper Archive, May 3, 1977, retrieved July 11 2019

Liddell, Ken (November 11, 1978). “Ken Liddell’s Column”. The Calgary Herald.

National Register of Historic Places Registration Form Sherman Nursery Company Historic District Charles City Iowa (PDF), NPS Form 10-900 OMB 1024-0018, National Park Service, National Office, Washington, DC: United States Department of the Interior. National Park Service, 2014, retrieved July 11 2019

For directions as to how to drive to “George Genereux” Urban Regional Park

For directions on how to drive to Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

For more information:

Blairmore Sector Plan Report; planning for the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area,  George Genereux Urban Regional Park and West Swale and areas around them inside of Saskatoon city limits

P4G Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth The P4G consists of the Cities of Saskatoon, Warman, and Martensville, the Town of Osler and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park; planning for areas around the afforestation area and West Swale outside of Saskatoon city limits

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. 52° 06′ 106° 45′
Addresses:
Part SE 23-36-6 – Afforestation Area – 241 Township Road 362-A
Part SW 23-36-6 – SW Off-Leash Recreation Area (Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area ) – 355 Township Road 362-A
S ½ 22-36-6 Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area (West of SW OLRA) – 467 Township Road 362-A
NE 21-36-6 “George Genereux” Afforestation Area – 133 Range Road 3063
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Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
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Should you wish to help protect / enhance the afforestation areas, please contact the Friends of the Saskatoon Afforestation Areas Inc. (e-mail)  Support the afforestation areas with your donation or membership ($20.00/year).  Please donate by paypal using the e-mail friendsafforestation AT gmail.com, or by using e-transfers  Please and thank you!  Your donation and membership is greatly appreciated.  Members e-mail your contact information to be kept up to date!

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“You can gauge a country’s wealth, its real wealth, by its tree cover…A country’s very poor that doesn’t have trees.” ~Richard St. Barbe  Baker

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This website is about the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area - an urban regional park of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The hosts are the stewards of the afforestation area. The afforestation area received its name in honour of the great humanitarian, Richard St. Barbe Baker. Richard St. Barbe Baker (9 October 1889 – 9 June 1982) was an English forester, environmental activist and author, who contributed greatly to worldwide reforestation efforts. As a leader, he founded an organization, Men of the Trees, still active today, whose many chapters carry out reforestation internationally. {Wikipedia} Email is StBarbeBaker AT yahoo.com to reach the Stewards of the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area

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