By Kieran Delamont, Ottawa Citizen, August 17, 2018
Most city infrastructure projects are, at first, destruction events: to build anything, you often have to remove what’s already there. Sometimes this is controversial, as when people are involved; other times, it is as simple as pushing dirt around.
So as plans for Phase 2 of the city’s major light rail project begin to take shape, a seemingly simple question arose: What do you do with the trees that are in the way of the planned route?
A host of politicians — Mayor Jim Watson, Carleton MPP Goldie Ghamari, Ottawa West—Nepean MP Anita Vandenbeld — descended upon Woodroffe Park on Friday to announce that, with the help of a $25,000 grant from Tree Canada, the city was able to transplant 50 trees from Byron Linear Park, in Westboro, and replant them at a handful of parks in the city’s west end, including Woodroffe.https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/how-to-save-a-tree-2