FREE TREES in Memory of Jim MacNeill

Tree Ottawa will be giving away free trees in memory of a pioneering Ottawa environmentalist. James (Jim) MacNeill – April 22, 1928 – March 5, 2016 You may not have ...


#CraftChange: Sponsored Tree Giveaway!

Have you heard of Maker House’s #CraftChange before? #CraftChange is an initiative in which 2% of all sales are donated to local non-for-profit organizations. And we are excited to say that from ...

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Petition the City of Ottawa to adopt a long-term Urban Forest Management Strategy!

Invasive, aggressive and spreading, the Emerald Ash Borer is killing millions of trees every year in the nation’s capital decimating the urban canopy and costing taxpayers millions of dollars as the city struggles ...



Protect A Tree

 Protecting Trees in Ottawa   Trees are vulnerable to a multitude of ...

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Promote A Tree

1 Million Trees! There are several ways you can promote trees in Ottawa ...

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Celebrating the Champlain Oaks Project: Riverine Forest Gets New Trees

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Riverine Forest was the site of an important urban tree planting project. Riverine Forest is a small woodland located on the edge of Champlain Park in the Westboro neighbourhood of Ottawa.  Residents and volunteers from the Champlain Park Community Association (CPCA), with the support of the National Capital Commission (NCC), […]

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Green spaces improve phyical and mental health

Healthy Trees – Healthy City: A Celebration of National Tree Day

  Speaker,  Professor  Marc Berman,  University of Chicago Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Horticultural Building, Lansdowne Park 6 p.m. Healthy Communities Expo 7 p.m. Opening remarks and Presentation Register before September 19, 2016. Admission is free.   Ottawa’s trees clean our air, improve the health of our residents, beautify our communities, and improve our quality of life. […]

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Trailhead Sign Ceremony and Group Hike

Sunday, 16 October at 10:00am   Mark your calendars for a fall hike on the Crazy Horse Trail.  Friends of Carp River will have a short ceremony to commemorate their new trailhead sign.  There will then be a hike on the trail to enjoy the autumn colours and see all the work that volunteers and Trail […]

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Trees Cooperate and Communicate on the Forest Internet

Trees have an internet all their own.   Hidden deep under those tree trunks is an intricate communication system with hubs and networks.   But this internet is not a place of selfies and cat videos, it’s a complex system of cooperation and sharing.  Suzanne Simard, a professor and professional forester at the University of British Columbia, […]

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2nd Annual TreeFest Ottawa

2016 FALL TREE FESTIVAL FREE. ALL WELCOME. 10am-5pm on Saturdays. Tree Fest Ottawa’s fall festival is a new festival in Ottawa dedicated to celebrating and appreciating trees. The festival will be held in Brewer Park, in September and October 2016, and it will offer a host of activities and exhibits to suit people interested in […]

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#Goals: Grow an Old Growth Forest in Your Backyard

Imagine if you could say, “In the next 10 years, I will grow an established 100 year old forest in my backyard.”  Seems like an outlandish idea, especially if you live in the downtown area.  But Shubhendu Sharma, an entrepreneur and forest facilitator, does just that.  He’s helped plant 75 thriving forests in 25 cities […]

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Where the Past Meets the Present – Local and Regional Archeology

Are you free this Saturday? Friends of Petrie Island has an exciting event tomorrow! Come on out to learn first-hand from the president of the Ottawa Archeological Society himself, as he goes over the history of Ottawa Valley! It’s the perfect opportunity to learn a bit more about Ottawa’s history, especially the geological fascination of the Ottawa […]

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New Technology to Change Climate Change

In recent weeks climate change have been shown by heatwaves (more than 50C) in Iraq and India (Paul Rogers, 2016). Climate scientists have already warned about global temperature disruption. Measures have been taken and many states participated in the Paris climate summit in December. It was agreed that a limit of 1.5C should be reached […]

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Conserving the Boreal Forest and Protecting Migratory Bird Nurseries

Nothing is quite as impressive as the annual migration of billions of birds as they fly south from North America’s Boreal Forest where they’ve nested and they’ve raised young.  The Boreal Forest is one of the largest intact forest regions on earth and is home to thousands of bird species for breeding. These forest nurseries […]

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Feeling A Little Distracted? Try Some Green Space Therapy!

Next time you’re at work and feeling distracted, take a break to look at a tree!  Research suggests that even short periods of exposure to natural spaces can help reset the mind and improve focus. In January of 2016, National Geographic posted an article called, “This Is Your Brain on Nature” which describes nature’s rejuvenating […]

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