Tree Amigos: Heritage Trees of Long Branch and Their Stories

Heritage Tree Amigos

Heritage Tree Amigos: What you need to know about trees and their S.A.P.P.

You don’t have to be a Dendrologist to identify a Heritage Tree. What you do need to know, however, is something about a tree’s S.A.P.P. What is its STORY? What are its ARBOREAL characteristics type age, size, etc? What PEOPLE and/or PLACE give the tree its significant historical value and rate it as a Heritage tree?

By: Bill Zufelt –  Chair of the History and Culture Committee of the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association


Junior Tree Hugger Tales

Introduction to Kids Stories

Stories by Stephanie De Concilys the Branch head at  the Long Branch Library

Tall Tree Tales

Books read:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle (appeals to babies and toddlers)
E-I-E-I-O: How Old Macdonald Got His Farm, by Judy Sierra (appeals to kindergartens and school age children)
Is Everyone Ready for Fun? By Jan Thomas (appeals to babies, toddlers and kindergarteners)
The Lorax by Dr. Seuss (appeals to school age children)

Friends of Sam Smith (FOSS) Photo Montage

FOSS photo montage

By: Nancy Barrett

Nancy Barrett  A self-taught wildlife photographer, naturalist and birder, Nancy Barrett has felt a keen curiosity for the wonders of the natural world since early childhood.  Constantly inspired by the beauty and biodiversity of the green spaces in our big city, she continues to share that passion.  Nancy volunteers with several organizations, leading workshops for groups, and is currently the VP of the Friends of Sam Smith Park. 

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“This Old Tree” song by Pat Rice

It’s not easy being green: “Photosynthesis”

Music by Long Branchers ! 

  • Mason Gibson  “What a Wonderful World”
  • Dominic Simone Project  “Back in the Arms of Love”