An installation of tree poems by local poets, students, and award-winning, established, and emerging poets, and children from across Canada is on display in the forest known as McLellan Forest East in Glen Valley.
Poet Laureate of Canada Fred Wah has added a poem to the mix.
The poems will be suspended from the trees throughout the holiday season, one of a series of arts initiatives to raise awareness about the possible future sale of McLellan Forest East on 257A Street just north of 84 Avenue. The public is welcome any time to enjoy a stroll through the forest while taking in the images and reflections of poets.
The project was inspired by the ancient Chinese poet Han Shan, who hung his poems on trees. B.C.’s Ministry of Environment has said the area should be designated an ecological reserve.
Susan McCaslin, Langley