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Urban Forest Management Plan and the current culture

Following is an open letter to the City of Ottawa regarding the launch of the Urban Forest Management Plan. Dear Martha, Thank you for organizing the launch of the Urban Tree Management Plan yesterday at Landsdowne. There are many positive features of the initiative,  and I will do what I can to support the process. I feel compelled to flag,… Read more →

Why we need BIG TREES of Kitchissippi

Why we need BIG TREES of Kitchissippi

In recent years, National Tree Day (today!) has been a time to celebrate mature healthy trees in Champlain Park and to plant bur oak saplings with school children. This year,  the urge to celebrate is less prominent. This year, the Champlain Oaks is proud to sign on to BIG TREES of Kitchissippi. Here’s the News_Release Sept 23 (PDF will load)… Read more →

Black day for trees on private property

Click here to see video: removal of black walnut September 17th was a black day for trees on private property. At 231 Daniel Avenue a majestic black walnut was destroyed against the wishes of the property owner by a reckless,  first-time developer and a City of Ottawa afraid of its own shadow. Here is the sequence of events. A young man… Read more →