Planting Trees in Small Places: Options to consider when selecting the right tree for you.
Do you have a plantable space in your front or back yard? Do you have a mature tree in your yard that needs a new generation growing up beside it? This pamphlet offers some tips and points you to suitable native tree species. Native species are key because they also support the native insects and birds adapted to them. Some examples are provided here, with a link to 79 native species suitable for Champlain Park. Let’s all do our part to sustain the trees that make this a special neighbourhood.
Planting Trees in Small Places brochure 201905.pdf
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Daniel Buckles writes:
That was easy! All planters have been picked up, with one water-helper from last year now taking #3 between Alexandra’s herb’s and Lori’s tall grasses (Thanks Kathy). Everyone has the go ahead to proceed when you are ready. Fabulous.
FYI, the Pontiac Ave depaving may occur in September of this year (or later). This does not affect your plans, other than at harvest time. The depaving is managed by Councillor Leiper’s office, with Adrian Bradley as the local association executive contact for this. Jeff has confirmed verbally that the 7 planters will remain in the community even after the depaving is complete (although locations may change).
As of now, I am formally bowing out of the coordinator role. The group information is below, so I will leave it to one of you to pick up the reins of keeping each other in touch and supporting as needed. This might include putting up a notice of progress once in a while to the community association website.
Thanks for your enthusiastic planting and tending. I remain active in the neighbourhood on tree planting and other environment projects. Cheers, Daniel
- Heather Pearl
- Alexandra Evershed
- Kathy Choquettee
- Lori Kibbee
- Lianne Bellisario
- Kelly Wiles
- Lauren Simon
As part of Jane’s Walk in Ottawa, we’ll be hosting a stroll through the streets of Champlain Park neighbourhood at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. Come to this beautiful urban ‘hood to meet some heritage oak trees. Details on the Jane’s Walk website.
Thanks everyone for helping out, the sandbagging is complete in our neighbourhood, for now. If you want to join the roving bands of sandbaggers (a bunch of them showed up in an OC Transpo shuttle bus), check out the city web site or ask around (councillor Jeff Leiper’s staff would know).
Flood info page at: https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/emergency-services/emergency-preparedness/flood-information-0 There’s even a video there about making sandbag walls.
Sandbagging Complete – Site all cleaned up too!
The City has dropped off sand bags and now we need a few more volunteers to help place them. Pontiac Street between Keyworth and Cowley. Also, a few wheelbarrows would be welcome!
Here are a few photos of flooding around the neighbourhood this morning. Pontiac Street has flooded near the St. Georges school. And of course the Remic Beach (apparently that’s what it is officially called) at the end of Carleton Avenue is mostly under water.
Pontiac Street Flooded at Low Spot near St. Georges School.
On Wednesday Ottawa City Council voted by a strong majority to adopt Councillor Shawn Menard’s climate emergency motion. Ecology Ottawa has posted an explainer on what that means for Ottawa. See that here.