Hurricane Dorian

About this Program

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 an approximately 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 Tree Canada partner, Operation Releaf – Nova Scotia is able to assist local governments in replanting and recovery efforts.

Supporting municipalities in 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

Application Process

Applications for Operation ReLeaf – Nova Scotia are now closed and projects that have been approved for funding are ongoing.

For further questions, please contact our Operation ReLeaf program manager.

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