As follow up to the concerns expressed here and also raised by the Greenspace Alliance, here is an update showing the proportion of ash trees in and around the South March Highlands we wish to preserve for this and future generations.
There are many ash trees near the Beaver Pond, according to this map adapted from a series of Ward maps published by the City of Ottawa, each showing the proportion of ash trees along city streets and in wooded areas. Red = 50% ash trees, Yellow = 25 to 50%, Green = less than 25%. It is becoming imperative to assess what strategy the City will apply with the ash trees located around the Beaver Pond – large swath of red in the middle of the picture below.
Representatives of South March Highlands coalition are meeting to discuss how to ensure the preservation of ash trees there as well as in the “Site to be Protected” area, i.e. the one the coalition wants to wrestle away from developers’ interests.