CANADIAN ETHNIC MEDIA ASSOCIATION

Voices of Canada

Edith George

January 26, 2015

Toronto resident Edith George says has a passion for heritage trees. And she travels across Ontario answering questions, such as: “What is a heritage tree?” And, “Why is it important to protect them?”

George presented her illustrated talk to CEMA members during a monthly meeting.

Using a tree in her neighbourhood – a great red oak – George says that she combines her passion of local history and conservation in her presentation.

That presentation is titled “Heritage Tree – Preserving Our Natural Roots”.

The “tree lady” says that as more people learn about the importance of our natural roots they will understand the need for identifying and preserving trees as being a special part of our history.

George, an adviser to the Ontario Urban Forest council, says any lone person can champion protection of heritage trees, and be successful.