A greener Orléans
Hundreds of new trees to be planted in east end
Hundreds of new trees will be planted by the City of Ottawa, in Orléans, to help enhance streetscapes, announced Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais, earlier this week. "Trees really complete a community," said Blais. "In addition to increasing property values, they help improve air quality – and as someone who suffers from asthma I know firsthand how important that is." Beginning Oct. 1, more than 200 trees will be planted in the Cumberland portion of Orléans. These trees are being planted to replace trees damaged by rabbits as well as additional foliage through the City’s Trees in Trust program.
Tress in Trust needs help from city residents
Currently, the City’s Trees in Trust program is looking to find suitable locations for street trees. Street trees are available by request on a first come, first served basis.
The program applies only to homes with street frontage - the space between property line and the roadway. The property owner must then pledge to assist with the proper tree care – such as watering - for the first three years of the tree’s life. The City says it will provide instruction.
Trees will be a minimum size of 50 mm diameter, or two to three meters in height. There is, however, a limit of one tree per single fronting household or two trees per corner lot.
There is also program criteria for the Trees in Trust program which must be met by the proposed location.
"The Trees in Trust Program is an excellent opportunity for residents to enhance their community by requesting city owned trees to be planting along roadways," added Blais. "At no cost to the homeowner, a tree can be installed along the City right of way – we simply ask the resident to assist with the proper care of the tree."
For information on how to apply to the Trees in Trust program, contact the office of Councillor Stephen Blais at 613-580-2489
Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais announces the addition of at least 200 more trees to the east end of Ottawa.