“Over the course of an eighty-year lifetime, an average tree sequesters approximately 200 kg of CO2, which contributes to diminishing our impact on climate change. One tree produces enough oxygen per day for four people to breathe”. (Tree Canada)
Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park
Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park fosters neighbourhood stewardship of the trees in Champlain Park. It uses a tree inventory protocol developed by Dr. Andy Kenny and Dr. Danijela Puric-Mladenovic and validated by dozens of neighbourhoods in municipalities across Ontario. It starts with creating an inventory of neighbourhood trees, including species, size, location and condition. This is a great way for residents to learn about the trees around us and begin to plan steps to sustain and improve the urban forest. So far, the inventory has been used to:
- Estimate the financial benefits of trees and forest canopy in our neighbhourhood
- Identifying inventory-oct 2017, and spaces in the neighbourhood where new trees can be planted
- Identify declining trees in need of attention
Between May and September, all are welcome to join in for an hour or a week as we continue the inventory for the community. Please contact Catherine Shearer (email@example.com) or Daniel Buckles (CPCAEnv@gmail.com) to get involved.
First Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park Workshop, June 3-5, 2016, with Dr. Andy Kenny
- LeafSnap application
- Leafsnap is a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. The free mobile apps use visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves. They contain beautiful high-resolution images of leaves, flowers, fruits, petioles, seeds and bark.
- City of Trees
- June 3-5, 2016 – Neighbourwoods in Champlain Park: First Meeting
- June 14 2016 – Neighbourwoods Practice Session, in the park at 4:30 pm through to 7:30pm