Karen McKeown’s slide show was a special collection of thoughts and tree images that were inspiring.
The recognition certificate awards looked lovely and were presented with a Nature Journal from the Arboretum to the nominators of the winning trees
Sean and Karen (from Healthy Landscapes) read out some of the winning stories that had been submitted with the nominations.
Mary Tivy from the Heritage Guelph committee stressed the tie of heritage trees to our heritage buildings and properties
Guelph City Councillors Vickie Beard and Leanne Piper attended.
Following the lovely cake and cider (suitably apple and maple) made by Tara Treanor, we had an inspiring powerpoint on the history and meaning of trees with local early Guelph photos. Thanks to Laura Murr.
And again this year we had an impromptu visit from the past… “Tiger Dunlop” the Warden of the Forest when John Galt established Guelph. Tiger was checking to see if we have made progress in our tree protection mission since in his day the trees were mostly cut down.
Our volunteers Ann Hendrie and Clare Irwin got the lists set up and Karen worked with Sean to fine-tune the entire list as well as many of the details that contributed to a highly successful event