25,000 trees for the 10th anniversary of A Tree for My Neighborhood?
The “A tree for my neighborhood” project organized by the Regroupement des éco-quartiers and Soverdi is celebrating its 10th anniversary. For the occasion, officials want to plant the 25,000th tree since the start of the initiative.
Since 2013, more than 21,000 trees have been planted on residential land by citizens of Montreal cities , Dorval, Pincourt, Côte-Saint-Luc and Kirkland.
The campaign offers local distribution of various tree species. Citizens are invited to order the tree of their choice twice a year, in the spring and in the fall. These are then distributed by the eco-districts.
Citizens can thus obtain regular ornamental trees at $25 , fruit trees at $35 $, conifers at $45 or exceptional trees at $55 .
At the time of distribution, the trees purchased measure between 1.5 and 2 meters.
“Each year, urban heat islands are more and more noticeable in Montreal, the days of intense heat during the summer are accumulating and the impacts on health too. Greening is one of the most obvious and accessible means of combating global warming on a local scale. Moreover, citizens often have a feeling of helplessness in the face of the climate emergency and a desire to take action. The Un arbre pour mon quartier project responds to this need and contributes to environmental education by giving them the power to act”, underlines in a press release the director of the Regroupement des éco-quartiers, Ève Lortie-Fournier.
For her part, the general manager of Soverdi recalls that “urban trees play an important role for the health and well-being of the population by helping to prevent the risk of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and by reducing stress”, in particular because they absorb large quantities of atmospheric pollutants and filter fine particles, which improves air quality.
Citizens wishing to take part in the campaign can do so by visiting the website unarbrepourmonquartier.org.