Felling/Treating ash trees

Two grant programs are available to assist homeowners.

In September 2015, City Council adopted its first strategy to fight the emerald ash borer in order to preserve the urban forest, maintain the canopy, and protect biodiversity.

Felling grant

A felling grant is available for ash trees with a diameter of 25 centimetres or more as part of the emerald ash borer control strategy.

The owner of a dead ash tree or an ash tree of which 30% of its branches are dead, must fell or have the tree felled.

The grant covers 50% of felling costs, up to a maximum of $500 per tree per year.

Since June 2020, felling is allowed all year-round.

Eligible work

  • Felling of the ash tree(s)
  • Collection and chipping of the branches
  • Collection and disposal of the logs

Non-eligible work

  • Stump removal
  • Pruning
  • Arboriculture work of any kind carried out on trees other than ash trees

How to obtain the grant

  • Fill out a felling permit request.
  • An inspector will visit your property to evaluate the trees that need to be felled and make recommendations. The felling certificate will be sent to you free of charge no later than 30 days after the application is filled.
  • Send the detailed invoice confirming your payment and your contact information (name, address, telephone number) either by e-mail (subventionfrene@pointe-claire.ca), in person at the City Hall multiservice counter or by mail to the following address:
    • Public Works Department
      451 Saint-Jean Boulevard
      Pointe-Claire (Québec) H9R 3J3
  • The invoice must be itemized and must include a cost for the ash tree(s) felling work clearly distinguished from the other arboriculture work carried out. The following information must be included on the invoice:
    • Name of the owner
    • Service address
    • Detailed description of the work carried out
    • Invoice exemple
  • Allow 60 days before receiving the payment.

In order to facilitate the processing of the subsidy, please ask your contractor that the invoice separately identifies the costs for the work of felling eligible ash trees and non-eligible arboriculture work (ex: stump removal).

Special rate and grant for treatment

Owners of ash trees that have already been treated against the emerald ash borer will be eligible for a grant for a new treatment, equal to 50% of the cost, up to $1,500 per address. According to current knowledge, it is not recommended to start a new treatment on an infested tree.

The treatment must be applied between June 15 and August 31.

  • Deadline to request an inspection: August 15
  • Deadline to take advantage of the special rate: August 31

To qualify for the grant

  1. 1. If your ash tree(s) have been treated two years ago, the Public Works Department will be inspecting them. If your ash tree(s) were treated last year and you want the treatment for a second consecutive year, contact the Public Works Department at 514 630-1230 to have your ash tree(s) inspected.
  2. 2. If the need for treatment is confirmed, a company selected by the City will apply the treatment at the agreed rate. Any other firm qualified to apply the preventive treatment can be selected, using the same procedure and the same rate.
  3. 3. Send the receipt confirming payment and your contact information (name, address, telephone number) by e-mail (subventionfrene@pointe-claire.ca), in person at the City Hall multiservice counter or by mail at the following address:
    1. Public Works Department
      451 Saint-Jean Boulevard
      Pointe-Claire (Québec) H9R 3J3
  4. 4. Allow 60 days before receiving the payment.

Information

514-630-1230, tp@pointe-claire.ca