Going nutty on Jan. 18

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England’s National Trust protects historic places and green spaces in the UK, viagra 40mg 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, or do we have our own natural and human history worth celebrating?

The chain buried deep in this 160 year-old Champlain Oak, felled by in-fill development in 2011, would surely say yes, if it could. But after two years of trying, the Champlain Oaks Project has failed to inspire the City staff responsible for heritage conservation in Ottawa to think of trees as heritage property. Our latest proposal, submitted formally to …

 
 

Celebrating Biodiversity

The Champlain Oaks has accepted an invitation from the Eastern Chapter of the Society of Ontario Nut Growers to do a presentation about bur oaks on Saturday, pharm January 18. The meeting is open to the public and begins at 1 p.m.

Our intention is to provide details about the way acorns from bur oaks have served as food for aboriginal people. Other acorns are not as easily used as food. Another topic we plan to explore is how the Champlain Oaks could serve as a source of rich and hardy genes for nut growers outside of this neighbourhood. Here are details about the location of the meeting.

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  1. Richard Viger
    Richard Viger January 19, 2014 at 1:31 pm | | Reply

    Hi Debra thanks to you and your husband Daniel for joining or linking with ECSONG yesterday. I look forward to working with you on perhaps planting some very special bur oak trees at the Royal Ottawa (i.e., Gatineau beach ;-0) golf club a win-win-win proposal.

    Please add me as a member of your Champlain Project.

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