On 02/07/16 06:28 PM, DANIEL BUCKLES wrote:
Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park is a new initiative of residents and neighbours in Champlain Park (Kitchissippi). It aims to foster neighbourhood stewardship of the trees in Champlain Park using a scientifically sound tree inventory protocol developed by Dr. Danijela Puric-Mladenovic and Dr. Andy Kenny (University of Toronto). The protocol is used by dozens of neighbourhoods in municipalities across Ontario. It starts with gathering information on trees, including species, size, location and condition. It is also a great way for residents to learn about the trees around us and get together with others contributing to community tree stewardship. Benefits from this information may include:
- Estimating the economic benefits of trees and forest canopy at the neighbhourhood and household level;
- Identifying spaces in the neighbourhood where new trees can be planted;
- Identifying declining trees in need of attention;
- Developing group actions such as collective contracting of arborists.
All are welcome to join in for an hour or a week as we complete the inventory for the community park, and expand outwards into the community. Volunteers may come to your door to explain what it is all about and seek your assistance. We need block ambassadors and people interested in learning about trees, so please contact Catherine Shearer (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get involved. Information on the broader set of environmental initiatives in the community is available on the CPCA website under “our association”.