Debra Huron writes:
Hug one of our community’s heritage bur oaks this weekend as part of the city’s annual Jane’s Walk. Here are details http://www.janeswalkottawa.ca/walks/19820
We will visit six majestic bur oak trees that will be coming into leaf. Learn how Champlain Park ‘hood has managed to get a provincial designation for these heritage trees—to date, the only such designations in Ottawa. Discuss and strategize on ways to ensure heritage trees and all our natural heritage are recognized by the City of Ottawa as it reviews its tree by-law in 2018.
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Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park is a volunteer initiative to foster neighbourhood stewardship of the trees in Champlain Park. We’d like to know what you think about our first major result.
From Daniel Buckles; main post is on the Environment Committee web site at https://urbanforestgreenspaces.wordpress.com/2018/02/25/urban-tree-conservation-by-law-review/
Come to a community meeting to develop and discuss citizen-led changes to the Urban Tree Conservation By-law.
This by-law is important because it seeks to conserve larger trees on private property in the urban core. The City of Ottawa is undertaking a review of the bylaw this year. The meeting will provide residents with an opportunity to formulate ideas on how this by-law can better meet its objectives.
From: DANIEL BUCKLES <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2018 07:03:32 -0500
Just three blocks of trees in Champlain Park bring an annual flow of financial benefits to residents of $41,924 (using the USDA Forestry Services i-Tree benefits calculator). Imagine the flow of benefits of all the trees in the neighbourhood!
The Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park tree inventory has produced two interesting infographics, showing the size and diversity of trees, and the financial benefits to residents in the form of energy saved, storm water filtered, air quality improved, and carbon stored. Check it out, and save by saving our trees!
From: Debra Huron <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:16:10 -0500
From Daniel Buckles via Champlain Oaks website http://www.champlainoaks.com/2017/11/calling-all-heritage-trees/
Calling all heritage trees
On the heels of September’s ceremony to honour heritage trees in Ottawa, Forests Ontario has confirmed that it can list more bur oaks from this neighbourhood in its provincial registry.
The deadline for nominating a tree to Forests Ontario’s heritage tree program is December 31, 2017.
BIG TREES of Kitchissippi is hosting two outdoor walking events. Celebrate the season and our big trees by learning more, talking to experts, and meeting other tree enthusiasts.
October 15, 2017 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. – Champlain Park Tree Walk – Meet at Champlain Park fieldhouse, 149 Cowley Ave. Focus on Heritage Oaks.
October 22, 2017 1:30 to 3:30 pm – Hampton Park Tree Walk – Meet near the wading pool, at the parking lot off Parkview Road, which can only be accessed from Kirkwood Avenue, via either Buell St. or Sebring Ave. Led by forest therapy guide Andrea Prazmowski, with master tree identifier Owen Clarkin.
Come hear about the results of a U of Ottawa study on the biodiversity of the NCC-Champlain Woods, and findings from our community mapping exercise Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park. You are cordially invited to a meeting of the Environment Committee on Thursday, October 12 at 7:15 PM till 8:30 PM, to be held at the park Field House on Cowley Avenue. We will discuss these and other activities of the Environment Committee, and seek your ideas for other environmental initiatives you may wish to develop.