Mud Lake to have some trees replanted after extensive cutting

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, April 30, 2018

A trail through Mud Lake’s forest is going to get a lot of new planting to replace a swath of trees and shrubs cut during the winter, but it won’t all come this year.

The National Capital Commission says it’s going to start by planting 75 new trees this year, and there will be more in future years but it doesn’t yet know how many.

As well, it is promising to spread out — but not remove — the thick layer of wood pieces that was spread on the area after the cutting. Experts say a thick layer of this wood would prevent new plants from growing in.

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