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355 Township Road 362-A

Saskatoon, SK S7M 4B2

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Become a forest guardian during Arbor Week by Taking care of trees everywhere, and also do a good deed while restoring the forest.

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The Arbor Week "Take Care of Trees Programme" Forest Restoration Event

Richard St. Barbe Baker encouraged the Watu Wa Miti, or forest guardians to take a pledge to 1/ Plant ten trees, seedlings or seeds each year 2/ take care of trees everywhere 3/ Do a good deed every day.

To honour arbor week, and the inspirational role model of Richard St. Barbe Baker, on Saturday, May 29, there will be a forest restoration event between 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area RSBBAA.  This event will indeed help the participants to take care of trees everywhere, and also to do a good deed while restoring the forest.

What might be handy to take down the improvised shelter built in an urban regional park would be the following examples of tools. Please bring with you

  1. A short 3 or 4 foot step ladder
  2. A utility knife
  3. A portable reciprocating Saw or Sawzall
  4. A small portable chainsaw

The restoration work will entail taking down a lean-to tied to existing trees in the middle of endangered species at risk in the forest.  This restoration will encourage forest users to stay on trails, enhancing forest guardianship of the woodlands.

1/ Cutting down trees in an area high with Elm invites Dutch Elm Disease if the tree cutter(s) is not properly trained on tree removal (and it is an afforestation area preserved in perpetuity)

2/ Shelters invite homeless people who live off the grid who are not a good mix for the current influx of family and school groups utilizing the afforestation areas as legitimate users.

3/ Shelters are suggestive that people should camp over night, or possibly have a fire detrimental to legitimate users and stewards of the forest, classrooms, and children of families, the neighbouring residents and the CNR Chappell yards oil and gas trains

5/ The Shelter is not built to code, and could be a safety hazard for families or classrooms of youngsters frequenting the trails on the east side of RSBBAA

6/ People are encouraged to go off the FFTB trails to build, enlarge, explore the shelter, and squish the species at risk on the east side of RSBBAA

7/ People who do not identify tree species well, could not only utilize the elm in their shelter construction, but also the tree species at risk in the east side of RSBBAA

8/ The shelter is not made with dead fall. The shelter is encouraging the wanton felling of trees without permissions from the City of Saskaton [CoS] and without abiding by the CoS Tree policy. Felling of trees without proper arboreal certificates of training is also a very dangerous activity as the east side of RSBBAA is becoming more populated with trail users.

9/ Making the east side of RSBBAA safer is a good thing, and also encourages safe trail use just in time for International Trails Day on June 5

10/ Taking care of trees during Saskatoon's First ever Arbor Week shows citizen commitment to forest and tree health. It is not enough to plant trees, Richard St. Barbe Baker advocated that trees need to be protected also.

11/ People illegally felling CoS trees in an afforestation preserved in perpetuity threatens the trails, the users, and the forest integrity as a safe greenspace.

12/ Restore the afforestation area just in time for World Environment Day on June 5.

14/ Become a member of #generationrestoration, and honour the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

14/ Take action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal SDG 15, Life On Land You can help stop the degradation of forests.

Please register your intent to participate in this restoration programme so we can align with COVID protocols.  Everyone will need to bring and wear facemasks.  We will provide free facemasks in the event that a participant does not have their own facemask to honour COVID protocols. We will also encourage social distancing during this restoration programme.  All participants will need to sign-in Saturday, May 29 on the paper sign inn sheet before embarking on activities as per COVID regulations additionally.

Meetup will be the South west off leash parking area. The coordinates {latitude and longitude} for Google maps are 52.1004657,-106.7539449 to park at the South West off leash recreation area parking lot. Address is 355 Township Road 362-A. (The South West off leash recreation area is a fenced off area inside the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area.)

Sign in here on Eventbrite or VIA google forms please to help with COVID assignation of roles for social distancing protocols during this morning forest restoration programme. Thank you kindly.

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The Arbor Week "Take Care of Trees Programme" Forest Restoration Event

Become a forest guardian during Arbor Week by Taking care of trees everywhere, and also do a good deed while restoring the forest.

Event Timing: May 29 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Event Address: Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area GPS 52.1004657,-106.7539449 in Saskatoon

Contact us at (306) 380-5368 friendsafforestation@gmail.com

How to be a forest guardian

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