Arbor Week, a time to recognize the importance and values of trees. Public awareness of our native indigenous trees is of great import during this week, as is taking the time to take action on climate change and plant a few trees.
An amazing way to identify trees is via LeafSnap or through iNaturalist. These are two great “pocket guides” on your smart phone to use in the field. As you walkabout Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area or George Genereux Urban Regional Park, take a picture with your smart phone using one of these two apps, and the app will bring forward suggestions just for you. As a matter of fact, there is a great Eco-Quest being undertaken right now, a great arbor week activity which can be undertaken while social distancing.
A tree planting song.
Be like a tree in pursuit of your cause.
Stand firm, grip hard, thrust upward.
Bend to the winds of heaven.
And learn tranquility.
Richard St. Barbe Baker
Please comment on the Green Vision for the afforestation areas.
“The most important reason for going from one place to another is to see what’s in between, and they took great pleasure in doing just that.”
For more information:
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′
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
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
Where is the George Genereux Urban Regional Park (Afforestation Area)? with map
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
– Lao Tzu
The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.
– Tony Robbins
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.