Update: Follow-up on the cleaning operation after the ice storm
Update: May 16, 2023
Presently, the teams have cleared the branches on more than 95% of the territory. Public Works will continue the first full tour of the City before returning to recover any new branches placed on the curb by citizens who are continuing to clean their yards.
Update: May 8, 2023
To date, the teams have cleared the branches on more than 80% of the territory. They will work across the entire City once over before returning to recover any new branches placed on the curb by citizens who are continuing to clean their yards.
Follow-up on the cleaning operation after the ice storm
April 27, 2023
The City of Pointe-Claire would like to inform citizens of the work underway on the territory after the ice storm, which had a significant impact on the canopy. Please be assured that the various teams of the Public Works Department are doing everything possible to ensure that the cleaning is completed as quickly as possible. Given the extent of the damage caused by the ice storm, the cleaning operation will last longer than usual.
Branches have been collected since the weekend of April 8. The teams have been working throughout the territory 7 days per week. Due to the very high number of branches, this work will continue throughout the summer. To date, the teams have already cleared more than 30% of the territory. They will work across the entire territory once over before returning to recover any new branches placed on the curb by citizens who are continuing to clean their yards.
Additional equipment has been added for this work. Furthermore, additional public works teams have been assigned to collect branches to ensure that cleaning can be done as quickly as possible. Despite all of these efforts, the duration of the operation will significantly exceed the usual time frame of 21 days as the entire territory must be covered.
Note that in addition to the branch collection, citizens can bring branches that are more than 10 centimeters in diameter to the Ecocentre. The next one will be on Saturday, May 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Public Works yard. You can also go to one of the ecocentres of the Agglomeration of Montréal.
The City is responsible for the maintenance of public trees. It handles pruning, bracing, and felling,depending on the circumstance.
Our team of arborists is in the field to ensure public trees are safe throughout the territory. More than 700 trees were severely affected by the ice storm. The priority is to ensure that the trees are safe and to inspect them to determine what work needs to be done first. The arborists will soon provide residents with information about the work that will be done to the public trees located on their land. When the work on these trees is completed, the Public Works team will take care of recovering the wood and branches on the property.
For damaged public trees located on the municipal right-of-way of your property, if an application has not yet been submitted, please inform us by email at email@example.com. Otherwise, there is no need to contact us again, the Public Works Department will inspect the trees and take care of the work on a priority basis.
To fell a damaged private tree, an application for a permit must be sent to the City. Authorization must be obtained prior to undertaking the work or hiring a contractor. Anywhere within the limits of the City, all trees must be preserved and maintained to prolong their life.
Note that the City is currently receiving a significant number of permit applications for felling. This may result in additional delays in issuing permits. Please apply on the City’s website by submitting photos to expedite the processing of your application.
If your tree needs to be inspected or pruned, you must contact an arboricultural company. You can visit the International Society of Arboriculture website to find a contractor: siaq.org. After the work is completed, it will be the contractor’s responsibility to recover the branches.
We would like to thank the citizens for their patience and understanding during this exceptional situation.
Information: 514-630-1230, firstname.lastname@example.org