Trees Impact Local Weather and Save Energy

A recent study utilizing computer models, by researchers at the University of British Columbia has shown how trees have an impact on local weather thereby saving energy. Put simply, buildings without trees around are exposed to greater wind pressure whereby air is forced into a building through cracks and crevasses…

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Dr. Marilyne Jollineau earns CAG Award for Service to Geography Profession

Dr. Marilyne Jollineau Brock University

Brock University’s Dr. Marilyne Jollineau has been named as the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Association of Geographers’ (CAG) Award for Service to the Profession of Geography. This award recognises Jollineau’s outstanding contribution to the development of Geography in Canada as a supporter and mentor of many graduate and undergraduate…

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Volunteers complete tree-planting project in NOTL

NOTL Trees Urban canopy Volunteers

Volunteers planted nearly 300 new trees around town in a joint community effort. The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara-on-the-Lake Communities in Bloom, and the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority partnered to plant a total of 275 native sapling trees on Town-owned properties over a two-day period, with work beginning April 22 along the…

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NOTL Trees Preservation Takes Root in Council

NOTL trees take root

This NOTL Trees preservation article was originally published Tuesday, April 11, 2017, appearing in the St. Catharines Standard. The subject of saving trees proved to be a contentious and divisive issue inside Niagara-on-the-Lake council chambers Monday for councillors, residents and members of the town’s irrigation committee. Tree-related issues came up…

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