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Author: John MacGillis

Tree stump on the side of Elgin Street

Disease and urban stresses claim 25 downtown trees

While trees in downtown Ottawa have now donned their yellow, orange and red leaves, 25 lifeless trees were removed in late September and early October by the National Capital Commission. Half had died because of Dutch elm disease, and others because of “urban and environmental stress,” according to the NCC. Among the removed trees were 14 elms, five lindens, four maples,…