Focus on Urban Trees as Canada Marks National Forest Week: Sept. 23 to 29



    OTTAWA, Sept. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - From crowded cities to spacious
countryside, events across the country will celebrate the role and importance
of their forests during National Forest Week, Sept. 23-29.
    And the forests being celebrated aren't all the usual suspects -- vast
tracts of wilderness filled with towering evergreens. Increasingly, they
include urban forests as municipalities devote greater resources to tree
planting for reasons ranging from esthetics to better water and air for city
dwellers.
    Indeed, Oakville, Ontario, in the industrial core of the nation, has been
designated the Forest Capital of Canada for 2007, to be officially celebrated
Sept. 24.

    National Forest Week originated in 1920 as Forest Fire Prevention Week
and evolved into National Forest Week in 1967, reflecting growing appreciation
of the environmental, human, economic, urban and rural dimensions of forest
resources.
    For the full text of this release:
    www.canadianforestry.com/html/outreach/forest_week_e.cfm




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For further information: Terry Collins, (416) 538-8712; (416) 878-8712

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