By Kristy Nease, CBC News Ottawa
The City of Ottawa wants 40 per cent of its lands covered by trees in the future, according to the new official plan — up from 31 per cent in 2017.
But after the May derecho and 2018 tornadoes destroyed many thousands of trees in the area, it's unclear just how soon that can be achieved.
...Want a free tree seedling to plant on private property, perhaps to replace one that came down in the storm? Ecology Ottawa is giving away 20,000 seedlings this year and there are three giveaway events today and this coming weekend.