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Take back the streets

Take back the streets

Recent discussion on community forums about the destruction of trees on James Street in Centretown highlights the sad history of Ottawa Hydro’s insensitivity to trees in mature neighbourhoods, and poor arboreal practices. Similar incidents have happened in recent years in Kitchissippi, including in Champlain Park. This year alone we lost three trees on one street because past pruning of the… Read more →

National Tree Day with our neighbourhood's Grade 3 students

National Tree Day with our neighbourhood’s Grade 3 students

As we’ve been doing since 2012, and with support from the Champlain Park Community Association, the Champlain Oaks project will plant trees on National Tree Day with students from St. George Catholic Primary school. National Tree Day (originated by Tree Canada) is Wednesday, Sept. 26. It happens right in the middle of National Forest Week, which Ecology Ottawa has decided… Read more →

Tree Action Now: New Website

Here is what you can do to get Tree Action Now. This new website, sponsored by CAFES and others, brings together three strategic actions: 1. Use the Lost Trees of Ottawa site to map trees lost to natural or human causes, and share a photograph or personal memory of the lost tree. Also, share the map with your neighbours, friends and community groups… Read more →

Mapping the Lost Trees of Ottawa

Mapping the Lost Trees of Ottawa

Go to the Map. Residents of Ottawa have witnessed and lamented the loss of 50,000 ash trees on city property alone destroyed due to an impact of climate change: the steady northern advance of the Emerald Ash Borer. Untempered intensification in the urban core is destroying front and back yard trees and dramatically reducing space for new trees. Wind and ice storms have… Read more →

3 new heritage bur oaks and a celebratory walk

3 new heritage bur oaks and a celebratory walk

Early this year, 3 more bur oaks in Champlain Park neighbourhood qualified as heritage trees under the Forests Ontario program that named an initial 3 bur oaks as heritage trees on National Tree Day in September 2017. Property owners and details of the 3 new trees are : William and Pam Lafreniere, 189 Keyworth Ave.: Bur oak measures 3.23 metres… Read more →