The Brontë Oak is a massive white oak tree in Oakville, Ontario that has been threatened by every type of construction project imaginable. Logging, overhead power lines, a regional water conduit, highway expansion, you name it. But in the face of multi-billion dollar corporations, it still stands thanks to the collective efforts of a persuasive neighbor, two savvy arborists, an 87 yr-old schoolteacher, a tuned-in Town Councilor, and a favorite Canadian folk rock singer.
Consulting Urban Forester
McNeil Urban Forestry, Inc.
Burlington , Ontario
Williams & Associates Forestry Consulting
Regional and Town Councilor
Featured songs by Sarah Harmer
David Still II
Betty Goodfellow, artist
Collection of Sarah Harmer
Diccon Lee, www.deeleetree.com
Dahn Hiuni, www.dahnhiuni.com/home
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