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Felling of dead or dangerous ash trees in Terra-Cotta Natural Park and near Highgate Avenue

The City of Pointe-Claire will be felling dead or dangerous ash trees between February 14 and April 15, in Terra-Cotta Natural Park. This work will be carried out from Monday to Friday, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. These trees line the trail along Saint-Louis and Coolbreeze avenues, near Viburnum Avenue. A felling period is also planned for the fall.

Some ash trees will be totemmed when possible. This technique consists of removing all the branches and retaining part of the trunk, which contributes to the park’s biodiversity and, especially, provides shelter or a nesting site for birds and mammals. The work will require sections of the trails to be closed. For everyone’s safety during the work, park users are asked to stay outside the safety perimeters.

New native trees will be planted in this sector in 2022 and 2023. Through the diversity of their species, these new trees will ensure the development of a healthier urban forest.

Hydro-Québec will also cut down about a hundred dead or dangerous trees between February and April 2022 on its land on Highgate Avenue. At certain times, the contractor will need to access the backyards of a few properties. These owners have been notified, and the contractor will carry out any necessary repairs to the properties after the work is completed.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


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