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Planting day

Fostering Forest Succession in Champlain Park

The riverside forest bordering Champlain Park to the west of downtown Ottawa  is an integral part of the community experience. Residents and the Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) have entered into an agreement with the National Capital Commission (NCC) to cooperate in the management of this small forested area between Pontiac Avenue and the Ottawa River Parkway. On Saturday, Sept 17,… Read more →

It's TREE month in Ottawa

It’s TREE month in Ottawa

As deciduous trees show off their colourful leaves and squirrels dash here and there, stashing acorns for the winter, please take time to appreciate what Tree Fest Ottawa has to offer each week at Brewer Park in Old Ottawa South. This month-long festival is a unique feature of life in the city. Tree Fest Ottawa will open its second year of… Read more →

Summary of events at Environment Committee, April 19

Summary of events at Environment Committee, April 19

On April 19,  the city’s environment committee convened to discuss a report on implementation of the urban tree conservation by-law submitted by two city departments on April 12, 2016. Below is a summary of what occurred at that meeting prepared by Erwin Dreesen of the Greenspace Alliance (used with permission). In an acorn shell, here’s what Erwin concluded after the… Read more →

BIG TREES of Kitchissippi wants councillors to reject update on tree by-law

When the City of Ottawa’s environment committee meets tomorrow, it will be looking at a staff report from two departments that citizens from BIG TREES of Kitchissippi are saying has to go back to the drawing board. The Champlain Oaks is one of 10 groups and community associations that form BIG TREES,  and I have been quoted in a press release… Read more →