Care to breathe?
In May of 2010 The City of Ottawa’s Green Acres program reached a new milestone by planting over one million trees in rural parts of Ottawa.
Now, 26 percent of the city is occupied by trees and with the help of Green Acres program that number is on the rise.
The Green Acres program
is a tree planting service which is made up of the Ottawa Stewardship council, three conservation authorities and is in partnership with the City of Ottawa.
Every tree planted by the program will reach free-to-grow status due to the monitoring and maintaining the partners provide for these beneficial saplings.
The Green Acres program is looking for rural landowners who retain one or more acres of land who would be interested in planting a minimum of 500 trees.
The program will cover up to 50 percent of the costs. Landowners with five or more acres could be qualified for a greater incentive.
Trees are crucial to our environment. Each tree purifies the air we breathe, cleans the soil we walk on, provides a habitat for many varieties of wildlife and most importantly gives life sustaining oxygen.
Help out the Green Acres program, give up an acre of land and help ensure the citizens of Ottawa that the air we breathe is one of the purest.
Interested land owners are encouraged to get in touch with the land owner resource center at 613-692-3571 or 1-800-267-3504 ext 1128 or 1132.