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SAVE THE FARM – Protest to save our trees and greenspace

Join a group of impassioned Ottawa resident’s to protest the current decision to build the Civic Hospital’s new campus on the Experimental Farms. On Saturday January 21st, at 11am, community members will meet in the Observatory parking lot (Carling and Maple Dr.) to protest this decision. If this development is approved, hundreds of mature and […]

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Can Garlic injections help with some tree diseases?

Injecting trees with a concentrated form of garlic might help save trees in the UK from deadly diseases. Operating under an experimental government licence, a prototype piece of technology to administer the solution is being trialled on a woodland estate in Northamptonshire. Widespread use of the injection process is impractical and expensive. But it could […]

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12 ways to have an eco friendly holiday

See original article:  http://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/eco-friendly-holiday-tips 1. Make Your Own Wrapping Paper or Go Without Most mass-produced wrapping paper you find in stores is not recyclable because of the shiny coatings, foils and colors, and therefore ends up in landfills. And sadly, most wrapping paper and ribbon is produced in Asian sweatshops! What a shame so many […]

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Ottawa’s Forest Management Plan – Phase 2 Public Consultations

It’s a plan that will shape how the City of Ottawa promotes and cares for its trees for the next 20 years, and these public meetings are an opportunity for you to learn more and provide input. The Urban Forest Management Plan is a whopping 265 pages but it’s summed up nicely in a 10 […]

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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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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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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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River Ward’s Earth Day Celebration!

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