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Do urban trees save lives?

We all know that having trees in our neighbourhoods makes our streets look better, stomach and can even make us feel better emotionally. But there’s more and more evidence to show that urban trees can improve our health – and even extend our lives. Hard to believe? Well, capsule here’s some tantalizing evidence from a study featured in today’s Ottawa Citizen that seems… Read more →

Bur oak planting in May

Bur oak planting in May

Champlain Park and Westboro Beach are small neighbourhoods in Ottawa’s West end between the Ottawa river and Scott Street, doctor with Tunney’s Pasture on the east side. The map shows the location and diameter of the few remaining Bur oaks that once made up the ancient Bur Oak Forest along the Ottawa River.  Important Note: Use any browser except Firefox… Read more →