#OperationReLeaf – Nova Scotia

#OperationReLeaf – Nova Scotia provides funding to help municipalities replace trees lost to Hurricane Dorian.

View our other active #OperationReLeaf programs:
Operation ReLeaf Programs →

Hurricane Dorian

On the evening of Saturday, September 7, 2019 Hurricane Dorian made landfall near Halifax, Nova Scotia. Although it had been downgraded from a Category 2 hurricane to a post-tropical storm, hurricane-strength winds moved in about a 600 km wide swath. 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 caused incredible damage. Homes and businesses were left without power and thousands of trees were uprooted or snapped off by the storm.

Thanks to the generous support of Home Hardware, a longstanding partner of Tree Canada, Operation Releaf – Nova Scotia is able to assist local governments in replanting and recovery efforts.

“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

Tree Canada green logo bilingual

“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. We are proud to support Operation ReLeaf – Nova Scotia, a program that builds on Home Hardware’s 29-year partnership with Tree Canada and our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities we serve.”

– Arnold Hagen, Dealer-Owner, Harris Home Hardware Building Centre (Valley, Nova Scotia)

Tree Canada’s “Operation ReLeaf – Nova Scotia” program has provided funding to the following locations in Nova Scotia to replace trees lost to Hurricane Dorian:

1. Cape Breton
(number of trees: 250)

2. Liverpool
(number of trees: 75)

3. Municipality of County of Inverness
(number of trees: 25)

4. Town of Annapolis Royal
(number of trees: 40)

5. Town of Bridgewater
(number of trees: 16)

6. City of Halifax
(number of trees: TBD)

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