Spongy Moth Workshop (2022) - Protecting Beaverbrook Trees

On June 11th, members of the NeighbourWoods in Beaverbrook team will be providing information on how to identify Spongy Moth caterpillars, demonstrations on how to burlap trees, and safety tips for collecting and disposing of the caterpillars.

 

DATE: Saturday, June 11, 2022


TIME: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


LOCATION: Sandwell Green Park


60 Leacock Drive 

Please visit the Spongy Moth in Kanata North - Reference Page for more details.

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Spongy Moths in Kanata North - Reference Page

What is happening and what you can do about it

Lymantria dispar dispar, known locally as "Spongy Moths" or “Gypsy Moths” surged in 2021 (they surge every 6 to 7 years), causing substantial damage to trees in several areas in Ottawa.

In 2022 it is anticipated that their numbers will continue to increase and pose a threat to both private and public trees.

In the caterpillar stage from May through July, they can quickly eat or remove leaves and needles from a wide variety of conifers and deciduous trees which can damage or kill the trees.

Residents can take the following actions:

  • Prevent the caterpillars from climbing the tree by wrapping the trunk in burlap and removing and destroying the caterpillars (June – July) see How to Burlap a tree
  • Volunteer to help burlap and protect Beaverbrook Park trees.

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The weather is finally warmer and the ground dry enough to avoid damaging off-path areas.

With everyone spending more time outdoors, litter and garbage in public areas of Beaverbrook have been increasing. 

As we are not fully past COVID, we will hold another Virtual Clean-up Event for spring 2022.

  • Do the clean up any time from May 7 to the end of June 2021
  • Do cleanup in small groups - whoever you are comfortable with 
  • Restricted to cleaning up public areas, pathways, parks, etc.
  • Options
    • If you have already cleaned up an area or are planning to, let the KBCA know (email, below):
    • If you are not sure where to do clean-up, contact the KBCA and we'll assign an area
    • If you do clean up an area, let the KBCA know 
    • The KBCA has garbage bags and vinyl gloves for pickup
    • Please take the full bags home for disposal with regular garbage, but if not let KBCA know and we'll arrange for pick-up 

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Beaverbrook Tree Inventory Course

Do you love the trees of Beaverbrook and have an interest in their well-being? Consider volunteering with NeighbourWoods in Beaverbrook, a community forest stewardship project.


Join the Beaverbrook two-day tree inventory training session on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 2022, organized by the Kanata Beaverbrook Community Association (KBCA).

Developed by University of Toronto Forestry professors, the NeighbourWoods© training is for anyone interested in Beaverbrook’s valuable natural resource: our trees. You will learn how to identify tree species and to assess a tree’s health and condition. After the course, you will join a team of volunteers to inventory trees on Beaverbrook streets. Data from the inventory will be used to assess the health of existing trees and to support decisions about future needs.

To register email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and include first name, last name, street address and phone number, and e-mail.

High school students are welcome. Course is free for residents.  Join us and bring a friend!

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KBCA AGM 2022

Planning for the "new" Normal

April 19, 2022

Recording: click here

Meeting Documents and Presentations

Click on the following to open .PDF versions of the reports

AGENDA

Community updates

- City update - Cathy Curry (Kanata North Councillor)
- Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre
- Ottawa public library
- KGPC - Golf Course update

KBCA

  • Presidents report
  • Financial outlook, plan
  • Community Centre update
  • Community Events & Initiatives
    • Community Survey Results
    • Street BBQs
    • Park Improvements
  • Ecology and Sustainability Projects
  • Community Issues
    • Development Applications
    • Cross-Ottawa Community Association Issues
  • Revitalizing the KBCA
  • Slate of Candidates
  • Elections

Looking for

The KBCA needs additional Directors, Volunteers and part-time paid staff

Volunteer:

  • Treasurer
  • Tech Director
  • Communications Director

Paid part-time:

  • Tech support (Mailing apps (e.g. mailerlite), Website, Google Apps management, VOIP, FB, Twitter

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We want to hear from you

We are inviting all residents of Beaverbrook to complete a brief on-line survey to assist us in getting to know you and your interests. This is your opportunity to influence the activities and projects of the KBCA.

Talk to your neighbours and friends. Let’s get everyone involved in continuing to make Beaverbrook one of the most livable places in Ottawa.

The link to the survey is:  https://bit.ly/BvrbkSvy22

If you are having trouble with the online form, email us at: info.kanatabeaverbrook.ca