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#OperationReLeaf — Fort McMurray

#OperationReLeaf Fort McMurray is a multi-year effort to help reclaim the loss of trees and urban canopy after the devastating wildfires that struck the region in 2016.

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Fort McMurray Wildfires

In May 2016, fire swept through the town of Fort McMurray. The flames jumped barriers and highways. 1.4 million acres were consumed in a matter of days.

“We’re dedicated to returning this community to its former beauty. We deeply sympathize with residents who lost their homes and have had their lives so disrupted by the fire. It is my sincere hope that this initiative will help to bring back a sense of normalcy to the community”

– Danielle St-Aubin, CEO of Tree Canada

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“We are deeply grateful to Tree Canada and all of its partners for this very generous donation. This support will undoubtedly lift the spirits of the entire community and help us restore so much of the natural beauty that was impacted by the wildfire.”

– Melissa Blake, Former Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Tree Canada’s “Operation ReLeaf – Fort McMurray” program began planting trees in publicly-owned natural, forested areas to facilitate forest regrowth according to Fire Smart standards.

The restoration project continued in 2021 with a focus on helping residents plant on their property.

In total, more than 80,000 trees have been planted since 2016.

Tree Canada’s Operation ReLeaf – Fort McMurray was a grant program for residents to support the re-greening of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

A special thanks to #OperationReLeaf’s biggest supporters

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