Another fan of allergy-friendly plants
I read the recent Liz and Dan Krieger “Times Past” article about allergies and trees with great interest. I live in Ancaster, Ontario, inthe Toronto area of Canada. Here we already have two district school boards that have committed to allergy-friendly landscaping. No male clonal, native or nonnative, pollen-producing, asthma-causing shrubs and trees in the schoolyard.
We have the first “Bravery Park” in Orangeville, Ontario and another in Prince George, British Columbia . Each one is dedicated to the brave and courageous soldiers who served in Afghanistan.
These “Bravery Parks” are planted with allergyfriendly plants, shrubs and trees.
I am a retired educator and horticulturist, and I want to see all schools using allergy-friendly landscaping. It makes no sense at all to plant allergenic shrubs and trees where our children go to school.
San Luis Obispo, which is the home to Tom Ogren, who did this impressive international known research, should be setting an example for all of California, indeed for all of the USA and Canada and European countries. – Peter Prakke, Ontario, Canada