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A sign for the times

Updated: Apr 19, 2020

If anyone wants to sing along with a Leonard Cohen tune, I will lead Ottawa in a chorus of Hallelujah!

Yesterday, at 231 Daniel Ave., Forestry Services posted a sign that designates a tree on municipal property as a protected tree.

This kind of sign has ONLY appeared as a poster printed by Heather Pearl of the Champlain Park Community Association in the last 18 months. But who can argue with this being a good day for trees, since the City is finally doing something to enforce its own tree by-laws?

I will let the pictures tell the story. So far, I have not been able to confirm if the City issued a stop-work order on the property where a demolition has occurred and a new house will be built. Work definitely stopped at about 11 a.m. Workers from the water and sewer department said it was a stop-work order that sent them to a different job. The maple tree in these pictures must be fenced in. The root zone and the crown must be protected. People are watching what happens with trees all across Kitchissippi. Let’s hope we will be seeing more of these signs in the coming weeks and months. It’s about time! --Debra Huron

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