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.
- William and Pam Lafreniere, 189 Keyworth Ave.: Bur oak measures 3.23 metres in circumference (102 cm. in diameter at breast height)
- Amy Steele, 118 Clearview Ave.: Bur oak measures 2.54 metres in circumference (80 cm in diameter at breast height)
- Helen Spencer, 244 Daniel Ave.: Bur oak measures 2 metres in circumference (65 cm in diameter at breast height)
These proud property owners have received metal plaques from Forests Ontario to afix to the trees.
Let’s celebrate our neighbourhood’s 6 heritage bur oaks on Sunday, May 6 by taking part in a Jane’s Walk. People from across the city will be welcome to view the trees and learn more about how to obtain heritage status for trees of other species that have meaning for them. The walk begins at 1 p.m. with all the details here.