A red oak named “Titan.”
A massive London plane tree boasting distinctive mottled green and white bark.
A couple of curiously beautiful willows that seem to have emerged from The Lord of the Rings.
These are just three of the dozens of big and old trees that readers have described in emails to the Star following a pair of stories about Toronto’s largest, most impressive trees, which advocates say should be protected with the same zeal as great works of art.
From the influx of emails, it seems Star readers agree that the city’s biggest trees, whether growing in backyards or ravines, street corners or parks, must be preserved — for their beauty and for the benefits they bring to our city and its urban forest.