Archive | August, 2016

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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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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#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 the beginning to July to the end of September, Maker House’s #CraftChange is supporting Ecology Ottawa, our tree campaign in particular! Maker House is located on 987 […]

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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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Bioenergy in the United Kingdom

UK’s ‘renewable’ energy (about 70%) comes from bioenergy which is the burning of biomass. Every year UK imports millions of tons of wood from North America. These woods pellets are then burnt and accounts for ‘climate friendly’ electricity. 2/3rd of the EU’s renewable energy comes from bioenergy as well, however they do not have to import […]

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An Emerald Ash Borer Just Stole My Bicycle!

By Kim Loenhart Can an invasive beetle kill our trees and steal our bicycles? It seems like an unlikely idea straight out of a science fiction movie. However, a new study published in the journal, Landscape and Urban Planning, might convince you. The study suggests that emerald ash borer infestations, and their related tree loss, […]

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Tree with 40 Types of Fruit

One tree. 40 different kinds of fruit. A professor at Syracuse University is creating stunning trees that bear up to 40 types of fruit. No genetic modifications required, it’s considered both natural and conservational. How does it work? Basically, a sliver of the tree is cut off at a branch of a tree. Another branch […]

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