Category Archives: Urban Forest Green Spaces

A group of neighbours is working on learning more about our local trees and improving nearby forests. See their web site at https://urbanforestgreenspaces.wordpress.com/ for details about their projects.

NeighbourWoods Tree Mapping Workshop – June 9, 10

Daniel Buckles points out that there’s another tree mapping workship this weekend, http://www.kanatabeaverbrook.ca/joomla16/index.php/8-news/167-tree-inventory-course-june-9-10 has the details of the two day workshop.


NeighbourWoods in Beaverbrook (Kanata) is running a tree mapping workshop with Dr. Andy Kenny Saturday June 9 and Sunday June 10. They have kindly offered a few spots to our neighbourhood, for those that would like to refresh or learn to use this protocol for tree mapping (tree identification and tree health assessment). Tree mapping in Champlain Park has raised awareness about the health of our urban forest and measured the many benefits in ways relevant to City policy. Its fun too!

If interested in attending, contact the organizer, Rob Mcaulay directly to register: info@kanatabeaverbrook.ca.

Urban Tree Bylaw Meeting – March 3

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.

[Protected Tree Bylaw Sign]

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.
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Benefits of our Forest

From: DANIEL BUCKLES <dbuckles@sas2.net>
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!

[Tree Mapping Poster of our Neighbourhood]

Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park – June 10

Spring has finally arrived and the leaves on the trees have come out enough so we can identify the trees and we can once again build the NeighbourWoods survey/inventory. This process will help the community learn about the wonderful resource we have, and the many benefits the urban canopy bring to the neighbourhood.
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Walk in the woods with naturalist Owen Clarkin – April 22 – Reminder

For full details, see the original post.


Join naturalist Owen Clarkin for a walk through the Champlain Woods and various streets to learn how to identify trees when there are no leaves present.

When:    22 April –  rain or shine
Time:     10 am – noon
Where:  Champlain Park Fieldhouse
Event organized by: Catherine Shearer

Refreshments at the Fieldhouse following the walk where Owen will continue to answer questions.

Walk in the woods with naturalist Owen Clarkin – April 22

Winter seems to be going, coming back, going … but eventually the buds on the trees will swell and spring WILL arrive. To enhance your appreciation of our urban forest and as a kick-off activity for Champlain Park’s environment activities, join naturalist Owen Clarkin for a walk through the Champlain Woods and various streets to learn how to identify trees when there are no leaves present.

When:    22 April –  rain or shine
Time:     10 am – noon
Where:  Champlain Park Fieldhouse
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Champlain Park – Parkland Expansion project – moving forward

<snippet source from:> November 20, 2016  Jeff Leiper -Kitchissippi Ward Newsletter #72 Moving forward with next steps on potential Pontiac closure     Over the past couple of months, we’ve heard a lot of feedback on whether to press ahead … Continue reading