xThe Elders


The 41 acres of the Central Experimental Farm designated for the New Civic Hospital include over 1558 trees on a gorgeous city parkland used daily by hundreds of walkers, cyclists and dog-walkers every day.
I was asked by Reimagine Ottawa in July 2021, as a landscape photographer,  to create some memorable images. I believe I have found many memorable images, not so much of landscape, but mainly as portraits of The Elders, the large trees that have been nurtured there for many decades. I think of this as Ottawa’s Green Infrastructure, as necessary as all the rest but seldom given any status when planning the rest.