Ecology Ottawa has started a new program to get thousands of trees planted on private property in Ottawa.
Graham Saul, the group’s executive director, said they aim to give out 10,000 to 20,000 saplings of different varieties for people to plant in backyards or on front lawns.
The tree give-away is part of a larger campaign started in 2014 to have 1 million trees planted in Ottawa for Canada 150. He said the give-away fills the hole in the original campaign of putting trees on private property.
“A lot of the land in the city is in the hands of private property owners so it’s essential that private property owners participate in the replanting process,” he said.http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2017/04/30/ecology-ottawa-looking-to-grow-tree-program-.html