Heritage Elm on Parliament Hill

Learn about the heritage elm tree at risk on Parliament Hill

What: Public event to hear about the unique features of a heritage elm tree at risk on Parliament Hill

When: Sunday February 10, 2019, 2:30 p.m. — 3:20 p.m.

Where: Elm tree located east of Centre Block on Parliament Hill

WhoRepresentatives of the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital and Owen Clarkin, chair of conservation committee, Ottawa Field Naturalists Club. 

Come to a gathering at the base of the elm tree to learn from Owen Clarkin’s extensive knowledge of native trees and about what the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital and other groups are doing to press for protection of a heritage elm on Parliament Hill. Public Services and Procurement Canada, and the NCC, are currently planning to cut it down this winter, as part of the Centre Block renovation. 

Background on this issue: http://greenspace-alliance.ca/index.php/threats/tree-protection-in-the-parliamentary-precinct/

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3 Responses

  1. Jose Rubio Lazo, Certified Arborist
    Jose Rubio Lazo, Certified Arborist February 9, 2019 at 7:51 pm | | Reply

    We should be collecting seeds and celebrating its heritage, rather than contemplating its removal. It is a mighty tree, a symbol of community. It has been immune so far to Dutch elm disease.

    We should be paying back the environmental benefits of these old soldiers in the war on climate change and global warming, and letting them continue the good fight unless they are, somehow, hazardous to the public.

    Parliament Hill belongs to all of us, all Canadians. This tree is a symbol of our resilience.

    Let me know how I can help.

    Please let no one rush toward a hasty or expedient decision.

    Jose Rubio Lazo

    ISA Certified Arborist, Tree Risk Assessor, Tree Climber Specialist
    Heritage Tree Inspector
    Graduate Diploma, Environmental Policy and International Development, Harvard University

    1. Debra Huron
      Debra Huron February 10, 2019 at 8:53 am | | Reply

      thanks for your support. Do you belong to the Greenspace Alliance and its list serve? That’s a good way to keep up with this campaign. Go to their website to learn more.

  2. Jose Rubio Lazo, Certified Arborist
    Jose Rubio Lazo, Certified Arborist February 9, 2019 at 7:54 pm | | Reply

    We should be collecting seeds and celebrating its heritage, rather than contemplating its removal. It is a mighty tree, a symbol of community. It has been immune so far to Dutch elm disease.

    We should be paying back the environmental benefits of these old soldiers in the war on climate change and global warming, and letting them continue the good fight unless they are, somehow, hazardous to the public.

    Parliament Hill belongs to all of us, all Canadians. This tree is a symbol of our resilience.

Please comment with your real name using good manners.

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