Category Archives: Trees

Tree discussions and other related material. There are lots of trees in the neighbourhood, and a fair amount of tree related conflict with development, which means quite a few posts are tree related. Not everything is Champlain Oaks Project, thus this more general tree category.

Trees Still Available for Planting – Reminder

Following up on the previous post about saplings being available:

Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2020 15:25:28 -0400
From: DANIEL BUCKLES <dbuckles@sas2.net>

Spring time trees

Are you one of the lucky ones with a front yard unimpeded by hydro wires? Do you have a backyard with space to breath? Want to start the next generation of the elder tree in your yard? There are still a few baby Bur Oaks (Heritage Champlain Oaks) and baby Sugar Maples available from my backyard nursery. They will become big trees, so not for tiny spaces. Curb side pick up available at Daniel Avenue, by sending an email to dbuckles@sas2.net.

Trees available for Planting

Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 17:02:16 -0400
From: DANIEL BUCKLES <dbuckles@sas2.net>

Want to plant a tree, while practicing physical distancing in your yard? I have Champlain Oaks (Heritage Bur Oaks) and Sugar Maples in pots, available for you to pick up. These are very small saplings, but in 20 years will grow to be very large trees! They need room to grow, so may be best suited to backyards or frontyards with no obstructions.

Call Daniel at 613-807-8048 to arrange to pick up at the end of my driveway.

1451 Wellington Condo Construction Starts

The condominium at the corner of Island Park Drive and Wellington/Richmond Road will finally be starting construction, after many months of full page advertisements in the Ottawa Citizen. The developer’s web site has some information about their project: https://mizrahidevelopments.ca/featured-projects/1451-wellington/

Here is a letter from our city councillor’s assistant about the project, and the impact it will have on the neighbourhood.


From: Mitchell, Fiona <Fiona.Mitchell@ottawa.ca>
Sent: Monday, October 21, 2019, 04:46:04 p.m. GMT-4
Subject: Mizrahi Construction

Hello everyone!

I know it’s been a while since we lasted checked in with you about this, but Mizrahi is now in a position to move ahead with the construction of their approved project, and work will be beginning immediately.

We are still in the process of organizing a pre-construction meeting with the wider community, which will give residents a head’s up about the work and what to expect moving forward. I am waiting for Mizrahi to provide me with date options that work for them.

While the pre-construction meeting is still be organized, work will begin on the site (this is not my preferred option but unfortunately this is what has occurred due to scheduling issues). Please review below the first schedule:
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Tree Planting Help Needed – September 28

Join the enviro committee of the community association on Saturday September 28 at 10 am (till noon) on Pontiac Avenue between Patricia and Keyworth Avenues (across from the north end of St. George school) as we plant Tamarack, Elderberry, Paper Birch, and other trees that will bring more ecological diversity into the Champlain Woods.

Bring your own gloves. If you have shovels and wheel barrows, those are welcome, too! We will go ahead rain or shine.

National Tree Day – September 25

Grade 2 and 3 children at St. George Catholic School in our neighbourhood will celebrate National Tree Day at 1:15 pm this Wednesday by planting a tree on the Pontiac side of the main school yard. Join us that same day from 4:30 to 6:30 pm to plant a tree (or two) in “the Little Woods” at Patricia and Clearview. Weather permitting, tree planting will continue in the NCC forest near the school on Saturday, from 10 till noon. Bring your shovel and/or a pick!

For those interested in the bigger picture, attend a Tree Canada event at the Museum of Nature, where the NCC, the City of Ottawa and the Ville de Gatineau will present the results of a tree canopy assessment. This report on the extent of the current tree canopy is meant to support planning for the future of urban forestry in the region.

Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod Street, Ottawa ON:
4:30 National Tree Day Ceremonial Tree Planting, west grounds (corner of Argyle and O’Connor).
5:00 Presentation of report findings in the Rotunda.
5:30 Questions and discussions.

Woodlands Restoration

Woodlands Restoration (and garlic mustard harvest)

Please join us at The Little Woods (Clearview and Patricia) every Monday and Thursday evening in June from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, to help with the woodlands restoration. We are removing garlic mustard (a edible but invasive plant) and planting native ground cover and shrubs suitable for a woodland garden. The corner lot is a City property. Restoration will extend to several prominent locations in the NCC woods (Champlain Woods).

Bring gloves, shearers and small shovels if you have them. Contribute as much or as little as you can.

Organized by Catherine Shearer and the Environment Committee.

Planting Trees in Small Places

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.

Daniel Buckles


Planting Trees in Small Places brochure 201905.pdf