John (Appleseed) Stuart
Three decades ago, the town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia was facing the same fate as many Maritime communities.
Thousands of its gorgeous trees had been devastated by Dutch Elm disease. The town could re-plant SOME, but not all of them.
That's when John Stuart stepped in...over the years he's planted thousands of trees...both in Wolfville and across the region. For free. People call him a modern Johnny Appleseed. But it's a calling whose seed was planted generations ago.
The CBC's Melissa Friedman brings us a profile of John on this week's Maritime Magazine..