New measures to help owners of infested or dying ash trees
The City of Pointe-Claire would like to inform you of two new measures available to residential owners for the felling of infested or dying ash trees: an increase in the grant provided and authorization to carry out work year-round to keep fighting the emerald ash borer.
Grant of up to $500 for tree felling
The grant provided to residential owners for the felling of infested or dying ash trees is applicable to ash trees with a diameter of 25 cm or more and represents 50% of the cost of felling, up to a maximum of $500 per tree. This grant is applicable for all new requests submitted as of June 10 and is intended to help citizens dealing with infected ash trees.
Monitoring of treated trees
Owners of trees that have already been treated for 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. Current knowledge shows that it is not recommended to start a new treatment on an infested tree.
Felling permitted year-round
The felling of infested or dying ash trees is now authorized year-round, as in most cities in the Agglomeration of Montréal, since the cutting period restriction is no longer considered effective to curb the spread of the emerald ash borer. A permit, issued free of charge by Public Works, is always required.
To fight the emerald ash borer on the territory, it is important to act quickly and cut down the ash trees if more than 30% of their branches are dead. This is as much about keeping people safe as it is about protecting healthy species, since these trees become very brittle when they die.
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