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3 new heritage bur oaks and a celebratory walk

Updated: Apr 19, 2020

Early this year, 3 more bur oaks in Champlain Park neighbourhood qualified as heritage trees under the Forests Ontario program that named an initial 4 bur oaks as heritage trees on National Tree Day in September 2017.

The names of property owners and details of the 3 new trees are as follows:

  1. William and Pam Lafreniere, 189 Keyworth Ave.: Bur oak measures 3.23 metres in circumference (102 cm. in diameter at breast height)

  2. Amy Steele, 118 Clearview Ave.: Bur oak measures 2.54 metres in circumference (80 cm in diameter at breast height)

  3. Helen Spencer, 244 Daniel Ave.: Bur oak measures 2 metres in circumference (65 cm in diameter at breast height)

These proud property owners have received metal plaques from Forests Ontario to afix to the trees.

Let’s celebrate our neighbourhood’s 7 heritage bur oaks on Sunday, May 6 by taking part in one of Ottawa's Jane’s Walk. People from across the city will be welcome to view the trees and learn more about how to obtain heritage status for trees of other species that have meaning for them. The walk begins at 1 p.m. with all the details here. [link no longer works]

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