Please Melt, Please Melt, Please Melt!

It is absolutely gorgeous here in High Park right now. Everything is glittery and sparkly and bright. The Black Oak Savannah is absolutely breathtaking! The problem is … this breathtaking sight could also do plenty of damage to such an important and rare habitat!

Sparkly Tree

The ice still weighs heavy on the old oaks and a good gust of wind could still send large branches flying. Dangerous to park users and harmful to our lovely trees. While they’re strong and have survived a couple hundred years now, urban trees have it tougher than those in the wild. Pollution, soil compaction, drought and vandalism (surprisingly not those little squirrel ruffians 😉 ) have more of a detrimental effect on trees in the City than those in the country.

So while you’re sending warm thoughts to those still without power please spare a moment to think melty thoughts for our trees 😀

Quick note – As of this moment the entrance to High Park from Parkside Dr. is still closed due to a downed hydro wire.

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