The walk will follow city sidewalks.
This tour will be a walk through the Glebe neighbourhood and will focus on educating the public about the different types of trees in the Glebe. There will be information provided about specific types of trees, but there will also be a focus on providing basic information about tree ownership and tree care, as well as the value of trees to home owners, the community, and the city.
The route is shown in the illustration. download .pdf
This walk is being jointly run by Ecology Ottawa and the Glebe Community Association’s Environment Committee.
Ecology Ottawa is a not-for-profit, grassroots, volunteer-driven organization working to make Ottawa the green capital of Canada. We believe that Ottawa residents are concerned about issues such as climate change, pollution, and waste, and that they want sustainable communities where clean energy, air, and water, public transit, recycling, and green space protection take priority. We provide residents with the information and tools they need to understand local environmental issues and promote environmental leadership at city hall. Tree Ottawa Local Improvement Project is an initiative of Ecology Ottawa. Tree Ottawa will inspire and empower residents to better appreciate and care for urban trees. Neighbourhood Teams, working within the context of the Ecology Ottawa Community Network, will plant trees in their community, engage residents to adopt and care for stressed trees, and help to harvest fruit and nuts from existing trees.
Since 1967, the Glebe Community Association, through its committees and members, has united residents interested in improving their neighbourhood. The Environment, Heritage and Parks Committees is participating in Jane’s Walk to answer questions and provide some history and context to the discussion about trees in the Glebe.