We are joining Walkable Ottawa and arborist Andrew Boyd to hold a workshop to consider neighbourhood walkability with a focus on how to protect the tree canopy and you are invited!
The workshop will take place on Zoom over two Saturdays:
Saturday April 17th 9.30am - 10.30am EDT
Saturday April 24th 9.30am - 12.30pm EDT
Tree canopy and a shady walk are essential to a walkable neighbourhood. This workshop will focus on street trees: understanding the existing condition of our street trees and infrastructure that impacts canopy and root space. We will test ideas for regulations for root space in new developments, brainstorm ideas to increase tree planting and maintenance on public and private property. The goal of the workshop is to put together a proposed plan of action that would get a sample Overbrook street to 40% canopy as quickly as possible, and then maintain that percentage of tree canopy indefinitely.
This is a grassroots process, intended to inform the City of Ottawa and the public on how this can be done. Together we can understand your neighbourhood and help plan an evolution to a complete 15-minute neighbourhood with delightfully shady walkability!
Simply RSVP today to receive the two Zoom links for each of part of the workshop.
We look forward to seeing you at the workshop!