Q8 - Will you support our target for a 40% tree canopy cover per neighborhood and protection of mature trees through the new Tree Protection By-Law?

Brandon Russell

Yes! Somerset Ward has just 22% tree-coverage, as well as the highest temperatures in Ottawa, being 2_ degrees warmer than average. 

Stuart MacKay

Yes. Somerset Ward has the lowest tree canopy of any ward in Ottawa, and we feel the heat island effects of this lack of canopy on hot summer days. I will fight to preserve and protect the existing tree canopy and support the planting of new trees. AS well, I would encourage a new strategy for succession planting for trees in Dundonald and McNabb Park. 

Ariel Troster

Yes. Somerset Ward has the lowest tree coverage in the entire NCR (22%!), so this is a huge issue in downtown Ottawa.

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