Windstorm brings new growth to Britannia forest
Ottawa Citizen

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By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, October 5, 2017

Despite all the damage last week’s windstorm did, it is already a force for regeneration in the area it hit hardest — Britannia.

This summer, the Citizen covered the slow migration of a white pine forest in the Britannia Woods from one side of Mud Lake to the other.

Ecologist Dan Brunton, who did that study, went back this week and found the storm has accelerated this movement. It is also flooding the forest with sunlight that will speed new growth.