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October 24, 2019

This video documents the last moments of a Centenary Elm, the last of the majestic elms to grace Canada's Parliament Hill. It was removed, despite protest, on April 13, 2019. 

October 21, 2019

Share your memories of a lost tree, by adding a pin to the Lost Trees of Ottawa map along with a photograph and personal memory of the tree. Two coloured pins are available: one for trees lost due to natural causes (old age, sickness), and another for trees lost due to...

August 29, 2019

The land development corporation that is the City of Ottawa has decided that “missing middle” will be a jewel twinkling brightly in its new Official Plan. The city will allow densification to extend beyond the inner core where it has flourished for the last decade. Thr...

July 20, 2019

Join the Friends of Hampton Park for 3 Discovery Walks. The first one happens on Monday, July 22 followed by two more, on Weds. August 7 and Weds. August 21. All walks begin at the wading pool, which is near the corner of Parkview Road and Sebring Ave.  All walks begin...

May 17, 2019

When is the best time to plant a new tree? Yesterday. 

Residential streets in Kitchissippi Ward are losing hundreds of mature trees due to intensification and the trend to huge footprint builds. Buck the trend by using your tax dollars to get Ottawa city staff to p...

May 9, 2019

Imagine the stress you’d experience if both sides of your property were reverberating with the sounds of whining wood saws and thudding hammers, for months on end. Imagine all the vehicles on the street. The dust. The toxic chemicals that float around when 70-year old...

May 9, 2019

Trees are falling like autumn leaves. This odd but apt metaphor emerges from what I'm seeing and hearing this spring in Kitchissippi Ward. 


Here are four snapshots of recent tree losses. All are egregious and point to the dismal denuding of tree canopy in this ward. Yo...

April 9, 2019

(Photo from 2015--ash trees removed from upper woods)

The Hampton Park Woods have been under severe stress for the last several years, starting as far back as the 1998 ice storm when heavy ice broke and misshaped trees. Since then, extreme storms, warmer temperatures, i...

December 8, 2018

Recent discussion on a community list serve about the destruction of trees on James Street in Centretown highlights the sad history of Ottawa Hydro’s insensitivity to trees in mature neighbourhoods, and poor arboreal practices. Similar incidents have happened in recent...

December 1, 2018

The regional municipality and a group of creative videography students in Halifax have created an astoundingly excellent 5-minute video that sets out every reason why city trees are crucial to citizens' and the city's future. 

The same reasons apply here in Ottawa, and...

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Centenary Elm

October 24, 2019

Lost Trees of Ottawa

October 21, 2019

Get ready to mitigate the "missing middle"

August 29, 2019

Discovery Walks aim to protect Hampton Park

July 20, 2019

Plant saplings to replace BIG TREES in front yards

May 17, 2019

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BIG TREES of Kitchissippi is a citizens' group with reps from 9 community associations and volunteer-run groups in Kitchissippi Ward:

The Champlain Oaks Project,

Volunteer Gardeners of Claire Gardens Park,
Wellington Village Community Association,

Westboro Community Association,

Civic Hospital Neighbourhood
Association,

Westboro Beach Community Association,

Champlain Park Community Association,

McKellar Park Community Association, Hampton-Iona Community Group


We care about protecting the healthy, mature trees that are increasingly being destroyed due to large-scale infill housing.

 

We urge city staff and politicians to support and enforce two by-laws that relate to trees on municipal and private property.

We invite citizens to get involved in advocating for protection of healthy, mature trees in Kitchissippi Ward. 

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