A Distinctive Tree Permit has been issued by the City of Ottawa to fell a healthy, magnificent Champlain Oak (see photo of tree at www.champlainoaks.com). The bur oak is at 115 Northwestern Avenue, the subject of a recent development proposal. Last month, Mr. Sam Falsetto (developer) was blocked by the Committee of Adjustment and the community from building a three-and-a-half story double with in-law suites, rooftop lookouts, and multiple back decks at this site. He has now obtained a building permit for a single dwelling, and a tree cutting permit that was issued April 15.
Because our goal has been to save and celebrate the Champlain Oaks, we are suggesting another way for the community to conserve and give new life to the tree we are about to lose.