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Bur Oak artifact taken to Greely

Bur Oak artifact taken to Greely

England’s National Trust protects historic places and green spaces in the UK, erectile including the apple tree at Sir Issac Newton’s home in Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire that is said to have inspired his theory of gravity. Is this the yardstick against which Ottawa’s heritage trees are to be measured, information pills or do we have our own natural and human… Read more →

Event linking trees and people set for Dec. 21

Event linking trees and people set for Dec. 21

Kitchissippi councillor Katherine Hobbs will unveil indoor and outdoor installations erected by the City of Ottawa at a family-friendly event slated for Champlain Park fieldhouse on Saturday, for sale Dec. 21. The outdoor installation will feature a remnant from a bur oak cut in 2011 from Northwestern Ave. The indoor installation provides a timeline of important events in our community’s… Read more →

Forestry department opting to uphold by-law

It appears  that the City of Ottawa is acting to inflict penalties on a property-owner responsible for damaging a 90-year-old black walnut tree in Champlain Park. In early October, thumb damage to the tree’s root system was so extensive that the tree had to be cut by a different property owner, see on whose land it actually sat. The tree… Read more →

Sister tree felled at end of Daniel Ave.

Sister tree felled at end of Daniel Ave.

  It was a magnificent black walnut tree that flourished at the north end of Daniel Ave. Its absence creates a hole in the sky. Until last week, buy this sister tree to bur oaks throughout Champlain Park offered living shade to students at St. George School on Keyworth Ave. The tree grew on school property–something that was only determined… Read more →

An evening ode to the burry acorns

An evening ode to the burry acorns

It appears  that the City of Ottawa is acting to inflict penalties on a property-owner responsible for damaging a 90-year-old black walnut tree in Champlain Park. In early October, thumb damage to the tree’s root system was so extensive that the tree had to be cut by a different property owner, see on whose land it actually sat. The tree… Read more →

A morning of glory in the sun

National Tree Day dawned as beautiful as any day in September could ever be. About 60 students from St. George’s elementary school gathered at Champlain Park, cheap along with volunteers from the Champlain Oaks project and curious people from the neighbourhood. Near the entrance to the fieldhouse, illness students  gathered to hear the story of the bur oaks and to… Read more →

Start the day with tree planting on Sept. 25

Start the day with tree planting on Sept. 25

Grade 2 students from St. George’s elementary school will be helping to plant a bur oak in Champlain Park on National Tree Day, salve Sept. 25. The tree planting will begin at 10 a.m. Two classes of Grade 2 students will participate in the event, order which also includes a visit to the two bur oaks that some of these… Read more →

National Tree Day, Sept. 25

Join your neighbours and special guests for an evening event to celebrate National Tree Day (and our bur oaks) in Champlain Park from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Weds. Sept. 25. We will provide hot chocolate, mind storytelling (from a neighbourhood orator), illness and introduce some special guests. We have planned an OUTDOOR event. Bring a chair if you… Read more →