By adopting an urban forestry policy, the City of Pointe-Claire intends to provide its citizens and future generations with a healthy environment that respects the environment in a context of global change. By implementing numerous actions involving trees and their target environment, the City maintains and develops its forest cover, particularly in priority areas. Citizens and community stakeholders recognize the importance of trees and woodlands within the City, and actively participate in various tree conservation and enhancement activities.
To achieve this vision, the City of Pointe-Claire has defined three main guidelines:
- Preserving, restoring and developing arboreal heritage;
- Maintaining and developing the forest cover;
- Mobilizing and involving stakeholders.
Here are some facts about the portrait of the forest system of the City of Pointe-Claire:
- 14 parks and 23 green spaces
- 10% of the total area consists of green spaces
- More than 21,000 public trees on the rights-of-way of streets, parks and green spaces, over 40% of which are mature trees
- 250 public trees over 1 m in diameter at the trunk
- Most common species: maple (30%) and ash (17%)
- 5% of the area is covered by the forest canopy, according to an analysis conducted in 2007