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#OperationReLeaf – Ottawa-Gatineau Tornadoes

#OperationReLeaf – Ottawa-Gatineau Tornadoes, in cooperation with the City of Ottawa, Ecology Ottawa, the Ville de Gatineau and le Conseil régional de l’environnement et du développement durable de l’Outaouais (CREDDO), will provide funding for private land owners (residences, condominiums, institutional) to replace trees lost in the tornadoes.


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Ottawa-Gatineau Tornadoes

On Friday, September 21, 2018, two tornadoes touched down in the Ottawa-Gatineau area with the most devastating one reaching speeds of 265 km/h. The scope of the damage was vast, with over 1,000 properties either demolished or damaged, leaving over 200,000 without power.

In addition, on Sunday, June 2, 2019, one tornado touched down in the Ottawa suburb of Orléans. With peak winds reaching 135 km/h, it downed trees, damaged homes and caused power outages across the area.

“As a member of the Ottawa-Gatineau community, we understand the devastating effects that this storm has had, and yet we marvel at how well the community has rebounded in re-building after this disaster. Throughout this process, Tree Canada will be working to help the affected neighbourhoods in Ottawa-Gatineau achieve the return to normalcy that only new trees can bring.”

– Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada

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Tree Canada’s “Operation ReLeaf – Ottawa-Gatineau Tornadoes” program is continuing this year to also include those affected by the tornado in Orleans and will provide up to $300 in funding as a reimbursement to private landowners (i.e. residences, condominiums, institutional) who own/manage a property and who had individual trees destroyed by the tornadoes to plant new trees on their property.

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Tree Canada’s Operation ReLeaf – Ottawa-Gatineau Tornadoes program is now accepting applications until August 30, 2019.

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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 – Ottawa-Gatineau Tornadoes Program Manager.

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