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Fostering Forest Succession in Champlain Park

The riverine forest bordering Champlain Park in Westboro (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, diagnosis Sept 17, viagra 2016 residents… Read more →

Heritage Trees and Collective Rights

Another giant bur oak has died today, pill and a second is at grave risk. 231 Keyworth (video): Excavation at this site has damaged a healthy old growth bur oak 1.11 metres in diametre. This is a pre-confederation giant (ca. 1855) with genes going back to the time of the last ice age. This is an incredibly important genetic resource in… 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, approved first-time developer and a City of Ottawa afraid of its own shadow. Here is the sequence of events. A young… Read more →

When will enforcement start?

When will enforcement start?

The Municipal Trees and Natural Areas Protection Bylaw 2006-279 has been in place for 8 years. When the Champlain Oaks Project started in late 2010 we were told by the City’s Forestry Services that this and the Urban Tree Conservation Bylaw 2009-200 were primarly educational tools. Enforcement would come later, once property owners and contractors were aware of the By-laws… Read more →

Veteran Trees

Owen Clarkin is an Ottawa naturalist, store and longtime admirer of the craggy Bur Oak and other “veteran trees” such as Rock Elms and Bitternut Hickory’s that once dotted the landscape along the Ottawa River. He will be joining us as a blogger shortly, viagra sale so watch for some interesting stories and photos to come. In the meantime, he… Read more →

CFB Rockcliffe bur oak

CFB Rockcliffe bur oak

Take a few minutes to read this piece from The Tyee (online news source) about the tree by-law that exists in Vancouver. The comments that follow the article are worth reading, medicine too. It all sounds so familiar, doesn’t it?   This massive bur oak at the former CFB Rockcliffe base dates back well over 100 years, abortion according to… Read more →

Why not in Ottawa?

Why not in Ottawa?

A long-awaited court case, cure in which the City of Ottawa’s legal representative meticulously set the facts before a judge, was dismissed today by a provincial court judge due to lack of prima facie evidence. What salient piece of evidence (prima facie) did the lawyer for the City of Ottawa fail to submit to the court? Evidence that the property… Read more →

Urgent Tree Alert - 121 Northwestern Avenue

Urgent Tree Alert – 121 Northwestern Avenue

I was out enjoying this beautiful afternoon today when I came across evidence of serious risk to several City trees at 121 Northwestern, pharmacy and plans under discussion to remove a City tree that the developer had agreed to protect. The issues seem to be twofold: A bur oak planted in the median by the City several years ago has… Read more →

Beyond Sir Issac Newton

Beyond Sir Issac Newton

England’s National Trust protects historic places and green spaces in the UK, for sale including the apple tree at Sir Issac Newton’s home in Woolsthorpe Manor in Lincolnshire that is said to have inspired his theory of gravity. Is this the yardstick against which Ottawa’s heritage trees are to be measured, approved or do we have our own natural and human… Read more →