Category Archives: Champlain Oaks Project

A Neighbouring Project about Neighbourhood Oak Trees, their home page is http://www.champlainoaks.com/

Heritage Trees

From: Debra Huron <debra@debrahuron.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

[Oak Tree between the SJAM Parkway roads]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.
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Legacy Trees Carry on Forest Genes

(longer version with photos at http://www.champlainoaks.com/2017/09/legacy-trees-carry-on-forest-genes/)

Discovering the family story DNA can tell reminds us of just how diverse genetic roots can be in a human life. Farmers know that the genetic variations within wheat, corn, millets and other food plants hold the key to disease resistance and future food security.

The same value comes from keeping forest genes going. The genes of the bur oaks honoured in Champlain Park on National Tree Day are an unbroken genetic code from the end of the last Ice Age 10,000 years ago. Over multiple generations, the cycle of acorn to mature tree has repeated itself in our neighbourhood over and over again. Along the way, the offspring adapted to the thin soils, dry spells and periodic flooding of the Ottawa River shoreline between Chaudière Falls and Des Chênes Rapids. More recently, they adapted to life in the city.
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Bur Oaks to Receive Heritage Status – September 27

Daniel Buckles writes:

On National Tree Day (Wednesday, September 27) Forests Ontario will be at the Steve and Kay Kot house (124 Cowley) at 10 AM to announce the induction of four “Champlain Oaks” into the provincial Heritage Tree program. Three other trees (on Keyworth and Daniel Ave) are also being acknowledged in the Heritage Tree Program.

Here is a link to the Champlain Oaks announcement and profiles of 4 trees that will receive heritage status from Forests Ontario on National Tree Day 2017. http://www.champlainoaks.com/2017/09/forests-ontario-to-honour-bur-oaks-as-heritage-trees/

Join us to celebrate trees and the natural heritage of our community.

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Trees Planted in Neighbourhood Forest

Daniel Buckles has written up a post on the Champlain Oaks site describing this weekend’s tree planting activity, with plenty of photos. Just in time for the seedlings to be watered by today’s rains! Have a look at: Fostering Forest … Continue reading

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Invitation to contribute to the local Community Forest

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The Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA) and the National Capital Commission (NCC) have entered into an agreement to cooperate in the management of the forested area on NCC land between Northwestern Avenue and Island Park Drive north of Premier Avenue. … Continue reading

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Premiere Ave at Carleton Ave loses a big tree to development

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The intersection of Carleton Avenue at Scott Street is a main gateway to our community, for pedestrians and vehicles alike. For more than a year many of us have watched with vigilance as two new houses have gone up at … Continue reading

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“The 25th Hour – If A Tree Falls” Video on Protecting Champlain Park Trees

Subject: Video by Carleton U students features tree protection in Champlain Park Date: Sat, 5 Dec 2015 14:11:36 -0500 From: Debra Huron <dhuron@sympatico.ca> Daniel Buckles and Erin Topping, with her children, are featured in a new video by four Carleton … Continue reading