Category: The Big Picture


Wildlife Havens in Urban Spaces!

How can concrete, industrial spaces have any room for nature? It’s possible. New York’s High Lane was transformed into a wildlife haven. So it’s very much possible to transform small pockets of free space into a flourishing haven as well!…

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Wood Pellets: A (Lesser Known) Renewable Energy Source

The constant demand for energy has resulted in unsustainable methods of energy exploitation. The most common and well-known? Fossil fuels. But what if trees themselves could be used as an energy source to power our homes? In Southern U.S., tree scraps…

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Canada’s Forests: The Stats

Many Canadians are under the assumption Canada’s forests are being protected just fine in comparison to other countries.  But that’s far from true. We’re losing tons of trees to industrial practises, trees that won’t grow back for another 80 years,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Boeri Architetti’s Vertical Farming!

With limited space, vertical forests are becoming more and more popular. And Italian architecture Stefano Boeri is leading the way. Boeri has designed numerous buildings with heavy emphasis on incorporating greenery into the architecture. His buildings have incorporated real trees…

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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…

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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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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…

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