It’s been remarkable to hear the degree to which the wholesale eradication of the elm trees of Charlottetown has affected people of the city.
People from all walks of life, of all political stripes, of all relationships to the ecology of the city.
Never have trees received so much of our collective attention, alas, until they’ve fallen.
Recognizing this, a group has assembled to organize Ode to the Elms of Charlottetown: An Earth Day Remembrance, a sort of “tree memorial” being held Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church on Prince Street in Charlottetown.
There will be songs and stories and art and remembrance. It’s not a “religious” event, but certainly it’s a spiritual one, inasmuch as the spirits of the fallen trees are very much on everyone’s minds.