Rare tropical tree from Southern Ontario bends when you swing on it
Found in the beautiful Bruce Peninsula National Park, these rare cedars are so flexible they actually bend with your body when you climb them. “They feel like Gumby” one camper noted.
Local park rangers spend countless hours every camping season removing campers from the tops of these wild arbors when campers get carried away and climb too high. Much like Tigger, they just cannot get down on their own.
The ‘Bruce’ has become a place of global significance and has attracted teams of botanists, biologists and dendrologists from around the globe to study these remarkable trees. They believe that the warm current from the Georgian Bay may be the cause of this flexible phenomenon.
OK, far enough. The April Fool bug always gets me excited. I love listening to CBC in the morning and having a chuckle at what gets announced nationally. Like the value of Pi has now been recalculated; it will no longer be known as 3.14159, instead it has officially been rounded down to 3.0. Oh, the uproar. Further reports from a friend, who had the luxury of listening longer than I, noted more pranks including Elizabeth May suggesting the Green party hitchhike across Canada, reusable floss and some interesting tips on cooking possums. My poor children have yet to be spared and, funny enough, yet to anticipate my yearly shenanigans. The pleasure this brings me could be construed as perplexing, but truly, speaking from one who enjoys the price of high jinks on a regular basis, to be given the right to behave like this is a carte blanche of sorts. Have fun with it!