The City of Ottawa has put together a list of resources for residents looking for information about tree replanting in neighbourhoods impacted by last year’s Tornado.
- Residential Street Tree Replanting: The Trees in Trust program is available to residents who have lost a city owned tree on the right of way in front or at the side of their home. Forestry Services will return to those heavily affected areas in the spring and summer this year to provide information on the Trees and Trust program to those homes where a City tree was removed and the resident has not yet submitted a request for a tree
- Replanting in City Parks: A preliminary assessment of park planting requirements has been completed by Forestry Services and some replacement trees will be planted in the spring. The remaining replacements will be planted in fall 2019. If the community association would like input on proposed plantings in park, please let us know and we will connect you with City staff
- Schoolyard Tree Planting Grant Program: The Schoolyard Tree Planting Grant program is available to schools for replanting. The next regular deadline for applications is June 1, 2019 for projects to be completed in spring 2020. A special deadline of March 1, 2019 has been added for schools within the affected areas. These projects will be completed in fall 2019. Each of the four school boards have been contacted to advise them of the new deadline. Application forms and eligibility criteria are at Ottawa.ca/forestry.
- Replanting on private property: Tree Canada, in cooperation with the City of Ottawa and the City of Gatineau, will be providing funding for private landowners (residences, condominiums, and institutions) to replace trees lost in the tornadoes. “Operation ReLeaf – Ottawa-Gatineau Tornadoes” is currently seeking financial support. Program information will be available from Tree Canada in the coming months.
- Private Tree Woodlots: Information is posted on Ottawa.ca/forestry for private woodlot landowners. This information provides recommendations, advice and available programs for forest management plans and replanting