It means the loan arrangements follow a series of principles - and yes, related to environment, not just $$$.Green loan is reference to doing something environmental friendly here or paid in American greenbacks?
It does indeed.
Nearly extinct when discovered in China during WWII...............
Today with much healthier numbers, though still too rare in its native habitat.........but cultivated around the world.
Toronto is probably among the colder places it's been tried. (though by no means the most northerly)
It's considered tolerant to -32C..................Toronto's record cold (non wind chill) is -32.8.
We're less likely to reach that today than we were in the 19thC, from whence that record dates.
Through trees, like humans can feel the effects of cold + wind
They're not small when they're happy, and old......
Look at this specimen from Pennsylvania
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There's a huge old dawn redwood in a laneway in Hamilton not far from city hall. I'll have to snap a pic the next time I visit.
I am very curious as to how they will fare in this location - it's not exactly a forgiving spot for a tree. The ones planted along Bay look excellent though
One of my favourite trees - there are a few really gorgeous ones in the south end of Kew Gardens, just north of the lawn bowling courts. I just had a few dozen seeds shipped in from BC as an anniversary present and hope to grow a few in pots before planting them outside.I agree, it's a very challenging spot.
There's not that much sun.........and the potential for road salt spray in the winter is material.
That said, I hope it takes.
This was a hand-dug specimen from a field location........serious $$$.
The spot was originally spec'ed for White Pine, which would be at least as risky.
I would have been inclined to make a safer choice, in light of the conditions.
But sometimes, risks pay off..........