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June 28th-July 2nd Tree Giveaway Events

This week marks the end of June, and the beginning of July. But that’s no reason to stop our FREE tree giveaway momentum!

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June 22nd-25th Tree Giveaway Events!

This weekend, we are going to some of the biggest festivals of the summer to give away HUNDREDS of FREE trees, including the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival. Here are the events we’ll be at this weekend. If you’re in the area and want to pick a tree (or just want a friendly face to say hi…we’re […]

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Tree Giveaway Weekend Events: June 17th-18th

Have you heard? Ecology Ottawa is giving away thousands of FREE trees this summer! We’ll be handing them out at a multitude of events every week! Here are the events we’ll be at this weekend. If you’re in the area and want to pick a tree (or just want a friendly face to say hi…we’re super friendly!), […]

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Ottawa Community Housing Tree Plantings

    Trees make communities better. With that in mind, Ottawa Community Housing recently partnered with Ecology Ottawa to do a tree planting in two neighbourhoods in the city. With the help of a whole bunch of awesome volunteers we were able to plant 20 trees in each neighbourhood!  The trees planted included lilacs, crab […]

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Scientifically True: Trees for Happier and Healthier Lives!

There’s just something about trees that helps take the edge off all the craziness in our lives. It’s no big secret, but trees bring happiness to our lives.

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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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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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