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Public meeting set for March 5 to deal with felling of trees at Ashkelon Gardens

Like many places on the island of Montreal, many of the ash trees in Côte Saint-Luc have been  infected by the Emerald Ash Borer and have become sick or are dead.

The forested area between the Library and the Cambridge Courts townhouse complex  has also been  infected. Most of the trees there are sick or dead and could potentially fall down on their own or  even catch on fire if we don’t remove them. Some good news. We had our team investigate further and the existing maple trees will remain. Emerald ash

We are hiring a contractor to fell these trees starting in March. The law maintains this work cannot proceed beyond the last day of March.

During the work we will  hear the sounds of workers and chainsaws. The work will be carried out between the hours of 7 am and  6 pm to minimize any disruption to your sleep. After the trees have been felled, we will also must remove  the invasive plants. Once we are confident the area is ready, we will plant new trees and other species of vegetation over the next two years.

We are heartbroken that we are temporarily losing the beautiful forested area.  Regrettably there was nothing we could do to save them. While we are replacing these trees, the new  ones will take many years to grow to the size of what’s there now. 

Mount Royal will be losing 4,000 trees due to emerald ash borer. See this story on CBC 

Anyone with questions should join us for an information meeting on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 7:30  pm at City Hall. We will share  more details, including some of the  technical details about the replacement trees.


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