A group devoted to saving a century-old tree on Parliament Hill is urging more information about its health be released before it gets the axe.
The Greenspace Alliance of Canada's Capital held an information session Sunday focussing on the elm tree, which could be torn down to accommodate excavation work during upcoming renovations to Centre Block.
The tree is estimated to be about 100 years old.
"It would be a shame to remove something like this that has a legacy — both a living legacy as well as kind of a cultural legacy," said Tom Whillans, one of about 20 people who attended the gathering.
Whillans, who was there with his young daughter, said he's concerned about development projects leading to the loss of large trees, both in Centretown and across the city.