I always knew that we had a Dutch Elm Disease problem in the city, and had seen the “red dots of death” for years. During the summer of 2020, however, I really became aware of the extent of the problem in our neighbourhood of Earl Grey.
If you look beyond the weeds and the illegal dumping at the bottom of Middle Gate, you will discover one of Armstrong’s Point’s hidden treasures. Here stands a massive cottonwood tree, largely unnoticed by the public but well-known to arborists. Until fairly recently it was part of a small grove of companion trees. Now it stands alone, a sole survivor.
Kingston Crescent/Row has seen a neighbourhood transition from one of beautiful mature trees to one with a constant thinning of that once-majestic canopy. Nothing less than a call to action was required.
Earlier this month, the City of Winnipeg released its State of the Urban Forest Report, one critical step in the process of developing a 20-year Urban Forest Strategy. Read on to find out what our coalition members think about the report–what it got right and also what’s missing.
What began as an over-the-back fence conversation has blossomed into a community-wide effort to protect, restore and enhance the public tree canopy in Riverview.
Our first-ever email newsletter has been published! Check it out for updates on the State of the Urban Forest report, inspiring local tree stories, and more. Be sure to sign up to get calls to action and updates from our coalition in your inbox!
Trees Please made a submission to and spoke at the recent public hearings on the draft OurWinnipeg 2045 and Complete Communities 2.0, two master planning documents for the City of Winnipeg. We support the urban forestry-related policies in the plans and have proposed additional policies…
A recent Free Press article discussed Councillor Matt Allard’s upcoming motions to explore standards for public tree replacement after roadwork-related removal and the effects of de-icing road salt on public trees. Trees Please Winnpeg Coalition was pleased to provide a comment for the piece. Read…
Did you miss our May 7th webinar with CPAWS? You can watch it here! Our presentations start at around the 16:40 mark. We had a fantastic audience and some great questions at the end!
Residents at The Legend, a condo development on South St. Anne’s Road, approached Save Our Seine about planting shrubs and trees on city land next to their condo development. A perfect expanse on a curved pathway provided the locale for this endeavour.