Ottawa organization gives away record number of trees, as city fights worsening heatwaves

By Ben Andrews, CBC News Ottawa, August 13, 2021

Ecology Ottawa is seeing record demand for tree seedlings at its annual giveaways this year, as it says efforts to limit the effect of worsening heat waves are gaining momentum across the city.

The non-profit environmental advocacy group said it's given away more than 9,400 seedlings so far — well over what it gave away in the same period, before the pandemic, in 2019.

..."Trees do so many different things," said Robb Barnes, executive director of Ecology Ottawa.

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