Treeplanters Wanted – September 17

Want to be a “Treeplanter” in Champlain Park? Volunteers are needed to prepare the ground for National Tree Day, and plans for Grade 3 students from St. George Elementary School to plant trees.

Contact Daniel Buckles ( to pitch in from 6:45 to 7:30 pm this week. We’ll start Monday evening, Sept 17 and continue each evening until it is done. We will dig holes for 8 trees to be planted in the NCC forest along Pontiac Ave. as part of the Champlain Park Community Association partnership with the NCC. If you don’t want to dig, you can help prepare the fences needed to protect the saplings.

On National Tree Day (Wednesday, September 26) Grade 3 students and teachers will plant 3 trees. Since 2012, we’ve had a tradition in Champlain Park neighbourhood of planting trees with young people to celebrate National Tree Day. This year, we’re inviting local municipal candidates to take part in this activity. For a broader perspective on our urban forest, check out the web site created by an alliance of Big Trees of Kitchissippi, Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability, Ecology Ottawa and the Greenspace Alliance.