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We’re delighted to announce the publication of our Tree Report, a comprehensive overview of Ecology Ottawa’s tree program and its achievements over the past three years.
Originally inspired by the devastation wrought by the ash borer beetle beginning in 2008, the program has distributed over 60,000 native seedlings to Ottawans across the city, strengthening our invaluable tree canopy. Now, almost exactly a year after the derecho that felled tens of thousands of trees across the city, and only 50 days after a destructive ice storm, the need to strengthen our tree canopy is only more urgent.
This report details the collective efforts of Ottawa residents, volunteers, and community partners to deliver our tree program: the distribution of native seedlings, the conducting of an educational campaign, and the bringing together of our community to help make our city the green capital of Canada. We also present the results of a post-participation survey of our community partners and the wide-ranging benefits the program had both during and after giveaways.
Read the report below:
As with so many of our programs, the tree campaign would not have been possible without the generous support of our dedicated volunteers. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who contributed their time, energy, and resources to make this program a resounding success. We also gratefully thank the Trillium Foundation for the Grow Grant that funded the program.