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Winter Tree Care Instructions

With winter fast approaching and temperatures dropping, you might be wondering – is there anything I need to do, or should do, to prepare my tree for the harsh Canadian climate? There is! This past summer we gave away thousands and thousands of tree saplings, these Winter Care Instructions are to help those little trees […]

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Promote A Tree

1 Million Trees! There are several ways you can promote trees in Ottawa 1. Plant Trees If you’d like to plant a tree (or trees) on your own property check out the Tree Nursery on this site for a listing of various suppliers. If you’re specifically interested in a fruit tree, we recommend Hidden Harvest for a wide variety of trees available […]

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Plant A Tree

So You Want To Plant a Tree…   We’re your one stop for tree planting information in Ottawa! Our website is a great place to start for step-by-step DIY instructions to transplanting and planting your tree, as well as for information about Ottawa nurseries and tree planting programs in the city. Check out Ecology Ottawa’s […]

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Protect A Tree

Protecting Trees in Ottawa   Trees are vulnerable to a multitude of stressors such as drought, insects and disease. Tree Ottawa’s Adopt-a-Tree Program significantly improves a tree’s chance of survival thanks to residents like you who commit to basic tree care. In fact, research shows adopted trees can grow two times faster than trees that do not receive adequate […]

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Thank you! Ottawa Park Summit Wrap-Up

Ecology Ottawa would like to thank everyone who participated at the Ottawa Park Summit, which took place on April 22nd, 2017. The event was a big success! We exceeded our expectations with 125 participants representing 78 organizations at the event. We talked about everything from community gardens and bake ovens to how the City of Ottawa […]

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An Entire Forest…in an Apartment Building!

Singapore is currently working on a 376 000 square foot landscaping project. But it’s not like any other – it’s a project that aims to construct Singapore’s largest urban sanctuary. Named “Green Heart,” the architecture blends together the environmental aspects with culture and economy. Included in the designs are numerous reflection pools, waterfalls, and a […]

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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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Learn About Sustainable Cities!

Do you have an interest in urban geography and the way cities function?  Are you driven by a passion for sustainability?  Would you like a chance to unite these in an academic setting?  If so, we have a great opportunity for you! The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network is offering a free, online course […]

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New Tree Protection Changes

Did you know that as of May 26th, 2016, new changes to protect urban trees have been implemented for the process of getting a distinctive tree permit in the city? For years, urban trees have been needlessly destroyed by infill developers. However, the majority of those trees didn’t need to die; their deaths could have been avoided altogether […]

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Exploring Possibilities for Reforestation in Southwestern Nicaragua

Why should we explore methods of reforestation? Approximately 80% of central america’s vegetation has disappeared. This has consequence on the regions’s biodiversity which is not able to survive. (Dorgay, et. al., 2016) Luckily a non-profit organization Paso Pacifico tries to find solutions for re-forestation such as tree planting and the concept of living fence rows. (Dorgay, […]

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