Nova Scotia community hard hit by wildfire plants symbolic trees

By Aly Thomson and Gareth Hampshire
CBC News
May 30, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

Two trees were planted at a park in a suburb outside Halifax Wednesday as a symbol of the community’s resilience after last year’s wildfires. About 80 residents and firefighters gathered at Timberlane Terrace Park in Highland Park subdivision for the ceremony, one year after the fire ripped through 151 homes in Upper Tantallon and Hammonds Plains. “We are all in this together,” Tricia Murray-d’Eon, who organized the event and lost her own home, bellowed to the crowd from a large rock. “We have been through hell this year. “I’m hoping that this occasion can mark a solid return to normal within our subdivision as we try to regroup and rebuild.”

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