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August 31, 2018

Ecology Ottawa is inviting YOU to create a tree-loving event for candidates in your municipal ward. It's all about putting trees on the agenda for the Oct 22 municipal election.

Plan now to make a difference. Learn more and register an event soon. And mark your calendar...

July 1, 2018

Too many of us know about lost trees in the city of Ottawa. As many as 80,000 ash trees have died due to a tiny green insect. In the urban core, infill development begins by clear cutting almost every tree on a property before putting lots of green into the pockets of...

June 10, 2018

Go to the Map.

Residents of Ottawa have witnessed and lamented the loss of 50,000 ash trees on city property alone in recent years. Another 30,000 or 40,000 may have been destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer on private property and NCC lands throughout the area. Untempere...

June 1, 2018

A  group of neighbours living on Roosevelt Ave. is thrilled that Catherine McKenna, the M.P. for Ottawa Centre and the Minister of the Environment (all rolled into the same person) and Jeff Leiper, municipal councillor for Kitchissippi Ward, will visit their new creati...

May 16, 2018

After meetings with two groups of activist citizens--a dozen from BIG TREES of Kitchissippi and 20 reps from the city-wide Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability (CAFES)--we are pleased to provide residents of Ottawa with a comprehensive set of recomme...

April 15, 2018

The most recent edition of NewsWest, a community newspaper of long standing in this area, features an article by Chris Jones entitled Big Tree Culling: cut now, pay later?

March 19, 2018

The loss of mature trees in many established residential neighbourhoods has reached a crisis situation in the city's core area. This is due to the intensity and rapid pace of infill housing and urban development.

City policies, by-laws and procedures intended to limit...

February 6, 2018

Approved by city council in June 2017, the municipality’s Urban Forest Management Plan mandates a review of its 2009 Urban Tree Conservation By-law.

This by-law is important because Part III of the by-law purports to “conserve” larger trees on private property in the ur...

January 10, 2018

By Daniel Buckles, with contributions from Heather Pearl and Debra Huron.

Intensification in Kitchissippi Ward continues to remake urban space, with consequences that remain hotly contested. The loss of big trees on streetscapes and in backyards is a visible impact, par...

December 22, 2017

On December 21, the earth began to turn its face toward the sun again. This spectacular photograph by Don McVeigh, who lives in Champlain Park neighbourhood, depicts a sun halo captured at sunset during yesterday's winter solstice. It's as though the sky is hugging mas...

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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

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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