City offers $500 subsidy to remove and replace trees killed by ash borer

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen, August 30, 2018

Ottawa property owners with trees killed by the emerald ash borer may be eligible for up to $500 per tree in subsidized removal and replacement costs.

The South Nation Conservation Authority and the City of Ottawa have partnered to make the offer on a first-come, first-served basis. It covers 50 per cent of the cost of removal and replanting, up to the $500 limit. There’s a limit of $5,000 (10 trees) per landowner.

A certified arborist or registered forester must do the work, and the tree must be a victim of the ash borer in order to qualify for removal.

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