New program One birth, one memory, one tree
The City of Pointe-Claire is proud to announce One birth, one memory, one tree, a program that allows residents who are interested to plant a tree to celebrate a birth or remember a loved one free of charge.
“This new service celebrates the birth of a newborn and pays tribute to the memory of a loved one while contributing to sustainable development and improving the quality of life of our entire community. It’s a symbolic way to celebrate life through nature,” stated Mayor Belvedere.
Each tree planted as part of this program will have a medallion with the loved one’s name. The person who made the request will also receive a card with the location of the tree and the selected species.
The species and location of the tree are selected by arboriculture experts depending on the surrounding area, the amount of sunshine, the height of the mature tree, its roots, and its foliage in order to foster its growth.
Planting will take place in fall in a public space or a City park.
Eligibility criteria are below:
- The person making the request must live in Pointe-Claire.
- In the event of a birth, the newborn must be a Pointe-Claire resident.
- To commemorate a loss, the deceased must have lived in Pointe-Claire.
- The request must be made within twelve months following the birth or death.
To participate in the program, contact the Public Works Department at 514-630-1230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information: 514-630-1200, email@example.com