Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Kanata North Beaverpond Arboretum

The Beaver Pond Arboretum started as a compelling idea in the mind of a few local residents harbouring the desire to share their deep love of that space in an original, uplifting and educational way.

Taking advantage of funding opportunities, a multi-year plan was developed, trees were planted and protected, interpretation was added. At the moment we have 150 trees in the park, including 30 species already identified. In the next few years 15 other species will receive a prominent place along the path. As well, a physical panel containing the identification guide will soon be installed.

This project enjoys the enthusiastic support of the City of Ottawa Forestry Department and myself (Councillor Marianne Wilkinson). Members of the Ottawa Duck Club currently carry out the day-to-day work in the Arboretum, such as protecting trees, tagging species and hosts their website www.ottawaduckclub.com/beaverpondarboretum. Visit the park regularly to see for yourself how it is coming along.

Please contact my office via email (KanataNorth@Ottawa.ca) or complete the online form below to schedule a tour provided by the Kanata North Junior Rangers.