Annual spring planting of hundreds of new trees
Stephen Blais is proud to continue with his yearly commitment by securing additional tree planting in Orléans and throughout Cumberland Ward. This includes tree planting in parks, City facilities and along streets.
“Our tree planting initiative is a fundamental component in improving the natural environment of Orléans and Cumberland,” says Councillor Blais. “There’s no better way to way to say bye to winter than ensuring our community is green, healthy and welcoming.”
The City of Ottawa has a variety of forestry planning initiatives offered year round to most residents. The city will be replacing over 100 trees mainly located on residential right-of-ways, but also in parks, along pathways, and roads.
“Planting trees along local streets and providing them to residents for their yard also helps improve home values,” adds Blais. “We have now planted thousands of trees throughout Cumberland Ward and we’ll continue to invest in trees to provide even greater benefit to residents.”
Residents can have a tree dedicated in memory of a loved one through a commemorative naming by suggesting a tree be planted at a location in the city. Households can also find out how to have a tree planted in front of their home through Trees in Trust.
There is also a schoolyard tree planting grant program, and a rural reforestation program called Green Acres. To find out more or to take part in the options above, check out http://ottawa.ca/en/residents/water-and-environment/planting
“We are lucky to live in a community that has such an abundance of wide open spaces and parks,” adds Blais. “By planting more trees we continue to green our neighbourhoods and improve our over quality of life.”
Requests for this spring are now closed but residents interested in receiving a tree this fall or in the future can contact 3-1-1.