Archive | June, 2016

Why Plant Trees in your Yard?

Planting trees: a socially encouraged in the notion done to help protect and preserve the environment. Though planting trees do help preserve biodiversity and nature, having trees in your yard also is economically and psychologically beneficial. Trees in your yard saves a significant amount of lawn and energy consumption. Did you know that a young, healthy […]

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Volunteers Needed!

Are you passionate about making your community more green and environmentally friendly?  Volunteer with Tree Ottawa! The Tree Ottawa Data Team: Responsibilities for data volunteer include data entry and upload, as well as screening of our database. The skills required include a basic grasp of Microsoft Excel, good organizational skills, and attention to details. We […]

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Orphan Tree Program

Tree Ottawa is officially launching our Orphan Tree Program! Do you have any unwanted orphan trees? Do you want to adopt any donated trees? If you answered yes, our new Orphan Tree Program is perfect for you! This program allows citizens to drop off any unwanted orphan trees at one of these two locations, where they can be picked up […]

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Climate Change: Québec Boreal Forest

Have you been to the Boreal Forest? A recent scientific article published explores how Québec’s Boreal Forest may very well be a climate change refuge. This study was done to analyze and predict the effects climate change will have on this vast forest, and the results were extremely surprising! Research suggests a Spain-sized area of […]

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Ottawa Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden: an place where plants are grown for public display and for some scientific study. We all know what botanical gardens are. Chances are that you’ve been to one, such as the one in Montreal (which is gorgeous). But what we currently lack is a national botanical garden, but that may very well be soon […]

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August 7th: Blom Property Tour!

Did you miss the Blom Property Opening that happened on June 4th? No worries! Another tour is being kindly organized by Owen Clarkin on August 7th, 2016. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to check out some of the remarkable trees gracing those lands! Blom Property is located Corner of County Rd. 1 and Van Camp Rd. […]

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Museum of Nature: Landscapes of Canada Garden Grand Opening

The Canadian Museum of Nature and the Canadian Garden Council invite you to the grand opening of Landscapes of Canada Gardens! WHEN: June 18, 2016 TIME: 10 am – 4 pm There will be numerous family-fun activities, including guided garden tours, pollinator challenges, flower pot crafting, and many more! Come on out for a fantastic time! […]

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Did You Know: Tree-Wind Turbines in Paris

Did you know that since 2015, you can find turbines in the shape of trees? New Wind, a French energy company, has developed a sustainable electrical power generating system in the form of trees years. The idea is that each leaf is actually a mini turbine, catching the wind and rotating horizontally to produce energy. With these small turbines, […]

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DragonBoat Festival: June 23rd-26th!

Get ready for Ottawa’s annual DragonBoat Festival! We are currently looking for volunteers to help us at this event. Please contact us if interested. DATE: June 23rd-June 26th PLACE: Mooney’s Bay Park What is it, you ask? Here’s some brief information: The Festival North America’s largest dragon boat festival The Tim Hortons Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival […]

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Trees as Fence Posts: Environmental and Economically Friendly

Think of those wooden posts surrounding your backyard known as a fence, made from a dead tree. What if we replaced those with real, living trees? In the windy mountains of Costa Rica, you will see numerous trees, from those bearing colorful fruits to others sporting thick spines, planted about 1 to 3 meters apart. Connected by long lines […]

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