Big tree reaches end of life

One of the city’s largest trees was taken down recently, having been judged too unstable to be safe.

Most of our really big trees are this species, the eastern cottonwood. Nobody plants them – they simply pop up. I have a few favourites – this trio that looms over several small houses in Petite‑Patrie, this one in a park a little way south of there, these behind a seniors’ residence on Villeray and this one in Mile Ex.

…You mean you don’t collect trees?