Mapping Ottawa’s Lost Trees: Interactive Map

18 06 2018
Mapping Ottawa’s Lost Trees
Intensification in Westboro and throughout the urban core is destroying our front and back yard trees and dramatically reducing space for new trees. Wind and ice storms have also taken their toll. 

Concerned residents can now record lost trees on a new interactive map, an initiative of BigTrees of Kitchissippi, Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES), The Greenspace Alliance and Ecology Ottawa.

The map allows you to:

  • plot trees lost due to human or natural causes

  • record details such as tree type (species), approximate date of loss and size

  • add a photograph and comments

  • view the cumulative count of loss, by cause and by City ward

 
The data will be integrated with other mapping initiatives down the road.

For more information, visit

Champlain Oaks project
Big Trees of Kitchissippi
Environment Committee
Champlain Park Community Association
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Mulch Move! Saturday June 9, 10am to noon

8 06 2018

Mulch Move!

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

@ 10:00 am till noon

Campbell Tree Experts  has generously donated a load of mulch for Clare Gardens Park’ s garden beds

Can you volunteer 30 minutes to an hour to help us move the mulch?

We’ll bring rubber gloves. We’d appreciate if you could bring some muscle, a shovel, and if possible, a wheelbarrow.

Thanks and hope to see you in the park.

Organized by:

The Volunteer Gardeners of Clare Gardens Park

and

The WCA

hellowestboro@yahoo.ca  

www.westborovillage.ca

June Mulch Move 2018 portrait





Richmond Rd at Churchill Ave: Intersection Improvements

31 05 2018

From the city. Please see the attached poster for additional information.

Richmond at Churchill Location

WHO:           The Contractor, TBD., will perform the construction work for the City of Ottawa.

WHY:            The purpose of this project is to enhance pedestrian safety and accessibility and to minimize conflicts within the intersection. Transit priority measures are also being implemented as part of the work.

WHAT:         The construction work will consist of all new sidewalks and traffic signals in conformance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards in each quadrant of the intersection. The sidewalk in the north-west and south-west quadrants will be widened to enhance pedestrian facilities and to provide traffic calming within the intersection. The existing bus bay on the north side of Richmond Road will be removed and the impacted parking spaces near the existing bus stop location will be relocated just west of the existing bus stop. The Contractor will be expected to stage work to maintain access to buildings as work is completed.

WHEN:         The construction is planned to commence at the end of May, early June 2018 and will be completed by end of August 2018.

WHERE:        Construction is expected to be limited to within 100m of the Richmond Road/Churchill Avenue Intersection.

May 2018 – ISD17-5106 Intersection Improvements Richmond at Churchill – EN

 





100in1Day: ROOSEVELT LILY PAD on June 2

31 05 2018

Roosevelt and Byron is an intersection loaded with pedestrians travelling between Westboro’s shopping district and the neighbourhoods to the south. But infill development has stripped out all the greenery and left the corner with crumbling roads and sidewalks, and construction debris everywhere. In response, Roosevelt residents gathered up the rubble on the southeast corner of the intersection and started a bed of day lilies. On June 2, check out the Lily Pad on your way to the Farmers’ Market or the Wild Wild Westboro Garage Sale!

http://www.100in1day.org/events/5b041ce772b56900048d62ba

 





Wild, Wild Westboro Garage Sale: Saturday June 2

27 05 2018

It’s that time again! In partnership with the Westboro Community Association, our community garage sale returns this year! Sell your wares (no baked goods, please) and meet your neighbours, in the area around our wading pool. Tables are now available for rent in person, by phone (613-798-8950 ext. 0) or online (here).

Saturday, June 2 at 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT




100in1Day: HUG A WESTBORO TREE!

25 05 2018

Sadly, over the last five years, Westboro has lost much of its beautiful tree canopy to infill construction. Let’s come together on June 2 to show how much we love our urban forest! Join the Westboro Community Association at its tree-hugging station at the annual Wild Wild Westboro Garage Sale. Hug a tree, snap a pic, and learn about the valuable contribution that trees make to our communities and our economy.

http://www.100in1day.org/events/5b041f1d72b56900048d62bc





Bur oaks in Champlain Park: Sunday, May 6, 2018

3 05 2018

Please the attached information from a neighbour.

http://www.janeswalkottawa.ca/walks/19820

Six heritage trees in an urban ‘hood

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.

Route
Meet at Champlain Park, 149 Cowley Ave. Ottawa, near the fieldhouse. From there, we will walk south on Cowley to visit the first bur oak. We will walk west on Sunnymede Ave. and visit two bur oak trees on Keyworth Ave. Our next stop will be two bur oak trees on Daniel Ave. The final stop will be at the bur oak located on Clearview Ave at Patricia.

Three of the trees are located in backyards where access to the yard involves driveways with some slope and grassy, uneven terrain in the yards.

About
Debra and Daniel are animators for the Champlain Oaks Project, which was launched in our small enclave within Kitchissippi Ward in 2010. Our neighbourhood project aims to protect and celebrate these massive bur oak trees that have grown in this part of the city for centuries, from acorns planted by squirrels and blue jays!








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