Debra Huron

Call of the Forest screenings on this weekend

Call of the Forest screenings on this weekend

Although she lives in Lanark county, Diana Beresford-Kroeger has an international reputation as a scientist and author.  The Bytowne Cinema is screening her documentary Call of the Forest this weekend. She will be at the cinema after the showing on Saturday, April 15. The film’s trailer will entice you, and the documentary itself, which I saw last night, will entrance… 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, capsule 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… Read more →

Summary of events at Environment Committee, April 19

Summary of events at Environment Committee, April 19

On April 19, website the city’s environment committee convened to discuss a report on implementation of the urban tree conservation by-law submitted to it 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… 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, clinic 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, information pills and I have been quoted… Read more →

The best of times or the worst of times?

The best of times or the worst of times?

A reminder from 2013 of the importance of bur oaks to Champlain Park, order reflected in the community-history-oct-2013 commentary. On the last day of 2015, approved here are some reflections on how mature, viagra approved healthy trees in Champlain Park have fared in the last 364 days. Let’s accentuate the positive by noting that: 1. For the first time ever… Read more →

If a tree falls…new video released

Carleton University students who have created a new video about tree protection in Kitchissippi are calling it If a tree falls. The video features Daniel Buckles and Erin Topping (and children), for sale who are residents of Champlain Park. It also features Councillor Jeff Leiper. Four 4th year journalism students at Carleton University created the video–and received an A from… Read more →

Damage to bur oak #2: what consequences?

Damage to bur oak #2: what consequences?

At 251 Carleton Avenue, search an infill development has torn apart the roots of a bur oak. The Forestry Services staffer on site today had the following to say about this situation: The tree was noted during a Committee of Adjustment hearing and the developer agreed to “protect” the tree during excavation. Damage to the critical root zone is so… Read more →

Damage to bur oak #1 has consequences

Damage to bur oak #1 has consequences

A year ago, link a neighbour opposed to tree protection on private property told me, information pills sarcastically, this site “It’s not like bur oaks are an endangered species.” Yes, they are. Today’s events in Champlain Park point to how these gentle giants are being battered and damaged by property owners who seem to care not at all about them…. Read more →

Why we need BIG TREES of Kitchissippi

Why we need BIG TREES of Kitchissippi

In recent years, try National Tree Day (today!) has been a time to celebrate mature healthy trees in Champlain Park and to plant bur oak saplings with school children. This year, more about the urge to celebrate is less prominent. This year, the Champlain Oaks is proud to sign on to BIG TREES of Kitchissippi. Here’s the News_Release Sept 23… Read more →