A damaged bur oak on NCC path

Folks in various cities across the continent are mapping the trees in their urban spaces. Check this initiative out, dosage
reported in the Atlantic.

Those of us who were part of the Tour of Heritage Trees four weeks ago will remember that we started the tour by looking at a cluster of about six large bur oaks on NCC property, ampoule
just north of Pontiac Street. The trees are sentinals along the path to the Ottawa River. Because they are closer to the river than some of the largest bur oaks in Champlain Park, cure
they also serve as reminders of the past, namely to the 17th century naming of Lac Deschenes (the name for this part of the Ottawa River). Of course, “Deschenes” means “of the oaks.”

On July 17, during a fierce wind and rainstorm that also took down the stage at Bluesfest, one of those bur oaks lost a large limb. The NCC has yet to do the cleanup.

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