Discovering our urban forest

4215-AC-TREES-CCWe tend to think that biodiversity exists only in the wild — wherever that is. But cities, in fact, are often havens of biodiversity. A walk through McGill’s campus – through our gardens and trees – is proof that such leafy sanctuaries thrive in the city.

To celebrate 24 heures de sciences, the 6th edition of Mount Royal Month, and the International Year of Biodiversity, join tree-guru Bronwyn Chester for a campus walk and learn some of the important elements in encouraging biodiversity — as well as how to identify at least 20 trees.

Biodiversity Downtown? The Urban Forest of McGill University. May 7, 2 – 3 p.m. in French, 4 – 5 p.m. in English and May 8, 2 – 3 p.m. in English, 4 – 5 p.m. in French. $12/person includes the tour, an information sheet, and a sapling donated by the Le Conseil de l’Industrie forestière du Québec (CIFQ). Tours begin at The Redpath Museum steps. For more info and to register call 514-284-7384 or email