Join Ecology Ottawa for their first annual family “HallowGREEN” walk/talk/run for environmental awareness.  Come as you are, or, better yet, wear your best costume!  Join in for the tree planting/ribbon ...


Tree Yourself at Maker House Co.

On Saturday October 22nd, Ecology Ottawa will be at Maker House’s Event TREE YOURSELF! WHERE: Maker House 987 Wellington St. WHEN: 2pm-6pm MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/504943203044539/ Come celebrate the many benefits ...

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

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Plant Trees With Us!

Join Ecology Ottawa and Tree Fest Ottawa this Saturday, for the final day of Fall Tree Fest.  The six-week festival culminates in a Day of Action, when we will be giving back to the green space that hosted us. Start your morning by planting two dozen native trees, and stay for the workshops and exhibits that […]

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Cardinal Creek Tree Planting

It’s fall again, and that means that it’s tree planting season!  Join the Cardinal Creek Community Association, the City of Ottawa and Ecology Ottawa This Saturday, October 1st, come out and help plant 100 trees. We need 20 volunteers to do it, will you come? WHEN: Saturday October 1st, 9am until the last tree is […]

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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 heard of Jim MacNeill, but he has shaped the world we live in today. Jim dedicated his life towards the idea of sustainable development and […]

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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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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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