Over the past two months the SCA has worked with Forestry and Parks at the City of Ottawa to address longstanding maintenance issues at the Orchard Park.

In April the Orchard Park was assessed by a Forestry Inspector and over 30 trees were deemed hazardous and marked for removal. Trees have been removed from the stand of large poplars at the top of the hill, some of which had fallen during the recent windstorm, as well as as from the naturalized pathway. Heritage apple trees have been trimmed up to facilitate future maintenance and the brush underneath each is being cleared. All major debris has been removed from the park.

The wooden fence damaged by the fallen tree along Kilspindie has been reported to the City for repair.

Help us work with the City to keep the Orchard Park well-maintained, along with the other parks in the Stonebridge community, by calling in your concerns to 3-1-1 and letting us know at parks@stonebridgeca.com.”

The following before (left) and after (photos) illustrate the results of these maintenance activities.

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