Solving Environmental Issues one Tree at a Time

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We’ve had some very knowledgeable people as Vancouver City Arborists. Any tree planted on city boulevards, city owned parks and public spaces is under the care taking of the Park Board and their arborists. Paul Montpellier educated a generation of city staffers on trees species, and was also a well-known author and  illustrator of children’s books. Arborist Bill Stephen would quickly tell you that as lungs of a city a tree over fifty years exhales 6,000 pounds of oxygen in its lifetime, contributing 120 pounds of oxygen a year. He also taught the International Society of Arboriculture course for Arborist licensing.

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In 2008 I visited Sadhu Johnston when he was working in the City of Chicago as Chief Environmental Officer. He told me about the 2007 tragic Chicago marathon race where 185 people got ill and one person died as temperatures soared way beyond 26 degrees celsius. In response, marathon…

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