#OperationReLeaf – Nova Scotia

#OperationReLeaf – Nova Scotia will provide funding for municipalities to replace trees lost from Hurricane Dorian.

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Hurricane Dorian

On the evening of Saturday, September 7, 2019 Hurricane Dorian made landfall near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Although downplayed from a Category 2 hurricane to a post-tropical storm with hurricane-strength winds, winds moved in about a 600 km wide swath where its highest intensity was felt in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the southeast corner of New Brunswick.

Downing trees and power lines, the storm left damage in its wake leaving homes and businesses without power and cell phone reception. Thousands of trees were uprooted or snapped off by the storm.

“The impact of Hurricane Dorian on communities in Nova Scotia last year was truly devastating. As municipalities across the province worked tirelessly to support recovery efforts, Tree Canada is helping to bring trees, natural beauty and healing back to the area.”

– Danielle St-Aubin, CEO of Tree Canada

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“Nova Scotia has been through so much. A lot of hardship and a lot of loss. To us, planting trees is a way we can commemorate life and help us to heal our spirits.”

– Arnold Hagen, Home Hardware Dealer-Owner

Tree Canada’s “Operation ReLeaf – Nova Scotia” program will provide funding to municipalities in Nova Scotia to replace trees lost from Hurricane Dorian.

Grants between $5,000 and $10,000 are available to municipalities throughout Nova Scotia looking to purchase trees to plant in areas affected by the hurricane. Combined projects from multiple municipalities will be considered and accepted.

Apply for a grant!

Tree Canada’s Operation ReLeaf – Nova Scotia program is accepting applications until December 20, 2020.

Applicants must demonstrate the need for trees and describe how they will benefit the community (e.g. loss of trees due to hurricane, assist in community healing, provide beautification where not otherwise supported).

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To apply, you may need to create an account as a new user. For further questions, please contact the Operation ReLeaf – Nova Scotia Program Manager.

A special thanks to #OperationReLeaf: Nova Scotia’s biggest supporter