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.

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

Meet our Heritage Trees – May 5

From http://www.champlainoaks.com/2019/05/meet-our-heritage-trees-on-may-5/

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.

It’s time to TREE yourself!

Please contact the Environment Committee if you have any ideas for the neighbourhood regarding the following Ecology offerings…


Our tree giveaways are starting back up!

The largest outreach effort in the history of our organization is about to begin!

For the past two years, we have been giving local native tree saplings to Ottawa-area residents. 2019 will be the largest giveaway yet. Ecology Ottawa has 12,000 trees that need to find their forever homes. This year, in addition to nine different kinds of coniferous and deciduous trees, we will be giving away a variety of fruit- and nut-bearing trees and shrubs.
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Environmental Initiatives Meeting – February 21

Interested in learning about and contributing to environmental initiatives in Champlain Park? Meet with the Environment Committee on Thursday, February 21 from 7:30 – 9:00 PM at the Field House. We will discuss the steps we can take together to foster sustainable living in a healthy urban environment, including:

  1. Planting ground cover and shrubs in conjunction with the removal of invasive species in selected spaces in the Champlain Woods
  2. Butterfly Garden in the Champlain Woods
  3. Community flower beds at Champlain Park
  4. Options for planting street trees
  5. Other items

Parliament Hill Elm Tree – February 10

Learn about the heritage elm tree at risk on Parliament Hill

What: Public event to hear about the unique features of a heritage elm tree at risk on Parliament Hill

When: Sunday February 10, 2019, 2:30 p.m. — 3:20 p.m.

Where: Elm tree located east of Centre Block on Parliament Hill

Who:

  • Representatives of the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital
  • Owen Clarkin, chair of conservation committee, Ottawa Field Naturalists Club

Come to a gathering at the base of the elm tree to learn from Owen Clarkin’s extensive knowledge of native trees and about what the Greenspace Alliance of Canada’s Capital and other groups are doing to press for protection of a heritage elm on Parliament Hill.

Background on this issue: http://greenspace-alliance.ca/index.php/threats/tree-protection-in-the-parliamentary-precinct/
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Report on January 17th Environmental Initiatives Meeting

Report on Environmental Initiatives Meeting – January 17

The Environment Committee of the Champlain Park Community Association met with interested residents at the Field House on Thursday, January 17. There were 16 people at the meeting engaged in informative discussions and amicable debates about steps we are taking together to foster sustainable living in a healthy urban environment (the Committee mission). Follow this link to the Environment Committee page for detail.

Daniel Buckles and Adrian Bradley, Co-chairs, Environment Committee