Trees You Need to See

This walk invites the community to learn more about local trees by taking a guided excursion through streets and a hidden gem of a path in the southern part of the Glebe (Wilton Crescent, to Broadway Avenue, to Holmwood and Woodlawn Avenues). View iconic trees and get to know native trees. On our route we will encounter basswood, silver maple, bitternut hickory, hemlock, red oak, burr oak, and rock elm.  Guide Owen Clarkin will share a wealth of knowledge about our urban forest.

Family friendly and wheelchair accessible. Rain or shine. Bring your tree lore about the area and your questions about tree species.

Hosted by the Glebe Community Association Environment Committee.



We will meet at the iconic Burr Oak literally on the sidewalk at Wilton Crescent and Oakland Avenue.  From there, we take a path westward along Brown's Inlet towards Ralph Street; then swing south to Broadway Avenue and west to Craig Street.  Going north to Holmwood Ave., we loop back eastward on Holmwood to Ralph and then south to Woodlawn Avenue.  We'll end at Woodlawn and Monk Street (across from the back entrance to Abbotsford House/the Glebe Centre). Along the way, we "visit" several tree species, massive trees, middle-aged ones, and new growth. 

About the walk leader

Owen Clarkin is Chair of Conservation of the Ottawa Field-Naturalists' Club. He has expertise in tree identification and is passionate about trees, with a particular interest in conserving trees native to Eastern Ontario.

Jennifer Humphries is co-chair of the Glebe Community Association's Environment Committee and is a member of the City of Ottawa Working Group on the Urban Forest Management Plan, representing the 50+ member Community Associations for Environmental Sustainability. She is passionate about trees and shares Jane Jacobs' commitment to organic, people-centred cities.


Owen Clarkin and Jennifer Humphries

Date:Sun May 5, 2019
Time:10:30 AM
Duration: 1 hour 15 min
Language: English
Start:Wilton Cres & Oakland Ave
End:Woodlawn Ave & Monk St
Distance:1.0 km

The walk will follow city sidewalks and paved paths.  The path between the meeting point and Ralph Street is "lightly paved" but wide enough to be accessible and fairly flat.

Walk leader Owen Clarkin at the Burr Oak (our meeting point). / Guide de promenade Owen Clarkin au pied du vieux chêne Burr. Looking up at the crown of the burr oak at Wilton Cres & Oakland Ave. An impressive mature tree on the lower section of Broadway Ave. The path along Brown's Inlet from Oakland to Ralph St.
Volunteer to Marshal This Walk