Community Projects

Carving the Maple Leaf Forever Tree

On July 19th 2013, Toronto experienced what meteorologists call a “severe weather event.” The storm’s high winds led to more than 1,400 calls to the city about downed trees, branches and other damage. Sadly, one of the calls was about a silver maple at 62 Laing Street in Toronto.

This tree, around 170 years old, is said to have been the inspiration for the song “The Maple Leaf Forever”, written by Alexander Muir in 1867.

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