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Help us put the Wood back in Woodpark!

We need your help to plant 100 trees in Woodpark by Spring 2024!

Due to the LRT construction, storms and pests, we have recently lost many trees from Woodpark. We know that trees improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve biodiversity, provide shade, and raise property values. For these reasons, the Woodpark Community Association and Woodpark residents have committed to planting 100 trees by Spring 2024. We hope you’ll help this important cause and plant a tree on your property this year!

Trees (small)

  • Alternate-leaved Dogwood – Cornus alternifolia

  • Blue-beech – Carpinus caroliniana

  • Hawthorn – Crataegus chrysocarpa, C. flabellata or C. submollis

  • Pin Cherry – Prunus pensylvanica

  • Maple, either Mountain or Striped – Acer spicatum or A. pensylvanicum

  • Serviceberry – Amelanchier arborea

  • White Cedar (evergreen) – Thuja occidentalis

  • Tamarack – Larix laricina

  • White Pine (evergreen) – Pinus strobus

Trees (Large)

  • American Beech – Fagus grandifolia

  • Balsam Fir (evergreen) – Abies balsamea

  • Birch, either White or Yellow – Betula papyrifera or B. alleghaniensis

  • Bitternut Hickory – Carya cordiformis

  • Black Cherry – Prunus serotina

  • Maple, either Red, Silver, or Sugar – Acer rubrum, A. saccharinum, or A. saccharum

  • Oak, either Red or Bur – Quercus rubra or Q. macrocarpa

  • White Spruce (evergreen) – Picea glauca

Want a Tree Now?

If you want to purchase a tree sooner than the group buy, local sources of native plants include the Ferguson Tree Nursery in Kemptville and Beaux Arbres Native Plants in Bristol (Québec), as well as the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club’s annual native plant sale at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden (Experimental Farm) and the Ottawa Wildflower Seed Library.

If you plant a tree on your Woodpark property this year, please take a picture and send the picture and a description to We’ll share your post and celebrate getting closer to our goal!

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