Leslieville’s ‘Maple Leaf Forever’ tree set to live on in pieces of art

News Mar 05, 2014 Beach Mirror

The iconic Maple Leaf Forever tree, felled by last summer’s windstorm, is one step closer to being repurposed into several large-scale works of art.

This Saturday, March 8 at Evergreen Brick Works, community members are invited to take part in a “first-cut” ceremony where the remaining pieces of the historic silver maple will be milled into smaller pieces.

The ceremony is set to begin at 10 a.m.

All are welcome to attend.

Milling of the large tree’s limbs and trunk, which have been in storage at the City of Toronto’s Cherry Street wood lot, will take place on both Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9.

Local woodworkers will also be on hand this Saturday at Evergreen Brick Works to display their unique pieces.

Evergreen Brick Works, Canada’s first large-scale community environmental centre, is located at 550 Bayview Ave.

Various artisans, carpenters, millworkers and wood turners have been retained to transform the symbolic tree into community art and cultural pieces for public display at museums and historical societies across Canada.

The 100-plus year old tree, which prior to being destroyed July 19, 2013, was located outside Maple Cottage on Laing Street in Leslieville.

It is believed to have inspired Alexander Muir’s “Maple Leaf Forever”, which has acted as an unofficial national anthem in English-speaking Canada since it was written in 1867.

- Joanna Lavoie with files from Rebecca Field

Leslieville’s ‘Maple Leaf Forever’ tree set to live on in pieces of art

News Mar 05, 2014 Beach Mirror

The iconic Maple Leaf Forever tree, felled by last summer’s windstorm, is one step closer to being repurposed into several large-scale works of art.

This Saturday, March 8 at Evergreen Brick Works, community members are invited to take part in a “first-cut” ceremony where the remaining pieces of the historic silver maple will be milled into smaller pieces.

The ceremony is set to begin at 10 a.m.

All are welcome to attend.

Milling of the large tree’s limbs and trunk, which have been in storage at the City of Toronto’s Cherry Street wood lot, will take place on both Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9.

Local woodworkers will also be on hand this Saturday at Evergreen Brick Works to display their unique pieces.

Evergreen Brick Works, Canada’s first large-scale community environmental centre, is located at 550 Bayview Ave.

Various artisans, carpenters, millworkers and wood turners have been retained to transform the symbolic tree into community art and cultural pieces for public display at museums and historical societies across Canada.

The 100-plus year old tree, which prior to being destroyed July 19, 2013, was located outside Maple Cottage on Laing Street in Leslieville.

It is believed to have inspired Alexander Muir’s “Maple Leaf Forever”, which has acted as an unofficial national anthem in English-speaking Canada since it was written in 1867.

- Joanna Lavoie with files from Rebecca Field

Leslieville’s ‘Maple Leaf Forever’ tree set to live on in pieces of art

News Mar 05, 2014 Beach Mirror

The iconic Maple Leaf Forever tree, felled by last summer’s windstorm, is one step closer to being repurposed into several large-scale works of art.

This Saturday, March 8 at Evergreen Brick Works, community members are invited to take part in a “first-cut” ceremony where the remaining pieces of the historic silver maple will be milled into smaller pieces.

The ceremony is set to begin at 10 a.m.

All are welcome to attend.

Milling of the large tree’s limbs and trunk, which have been in storage at the City of Toronto’s Cherry Street wood lot, will take place on both Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9.

Local woodworkers will also be on hand this Saturday at Evergreen Brick Works to display their unique pieces.

Evergreen Brick Works, Canada’s first large-scale community environmental centre, is located at 550 Bayview Ave.

Various artisans, carpenters, millworkers and wood turners have been retained to transform the symbolic tree into community art and cultural pieces for public display at museums and historical societies across Canada.

The 100-plus year old tree, which prior to being destroyed July 19, 2013, was located outside Maple Cottage on Laing Street in Leslieville.

It is believed to have inspired Alexander Muir’s “Maple Leaf Forever”, which has acted as an unofficial national anthem in English-speaking Canada since it was written in 1867.

- Joanna Lavoie with files from Rebecca Field