Hallelujah! Hallelujah! The DVD of our film, Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees, will be available to the global public today, the 21st of September, 2017. This, by the way, is Canada’s National Tree Day. This is the day I expect everybody on the planet to go out and buy the DVD, have a very large cup of black tea, and immediately plant a native tree.
So, sharpen your shovel, wear a pair of old boots, put a plaid shirt on your back, and get down to work. Plant a tree every year for the next six years to sequester carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere, and allow it to shape-change itself into wooden timbres.
Now, on to ‘The Case of the Missing Wallpaper.’ One day, in director Jeff McKay’s office in Winnipeg, while I was trying not to sit on my Sunday-best coat, executive producer Merit came through the door. She flung back her locks and said, “Diana, do you think that you could produce an app on all the trees of North America?”
Following a long silence while I repositioned my jaw back onto my face, I answered, “Even the Harvard bunch couldn’t do that. But I decided to give it a go, and wrote out all the information for the app on a long, long, long piece of wallpaper. It was sent out to Tactica, the software development firm, in a huge artist’s roll. So now, one year later, you now have an app that does not just describe the native North American trees you can plant, but keys them into their beneficial medical effect they will have on your entire family – and you have the answer to what happened to my dining room walls!
Then, meet me with your shovel ‘cos I have the acorn, hallelujah! We’ll get the job done – together, we will replant the global forests.