This is an original oil painting of a silver birch forest located at Fielding Memorial Park, it’s painted on deep gallery wrapped canvas. size: 24×48. It is such a wonderful feeling when I walk through a silver birch forest. I love these trees, they offer such a diversity to the woods. I grew up near this location at Fielding Memorial Park and I believe that is why this scene brings such a great feeling of emotion to me. As a child I would wander through such a forest but surprisingly I never got lost. It wasn’t until I moved away that I realized how rare these stands of birch trees are especially towards the southern and eastern areas of Ontario, Canada. Our area of Greater Sudbury in Northern Ontario, to be specific, in the area of Walden or west of Sudbury, these types of forests are often seen. It may be because of the mining industry in nearby Coppercliff that created the perfect acidic soil for these type of trees to flourish, perhaps, in this case, this could be called a happy accident, nonetheless it’s breathtaking! The name on this painting speaks to the nature of these trees and how they grow by a complex inter-connected root system, I was thinking how similar it is to our own human-kind of interconnected communities. A thought to ponder!