A Tree for my Neighbourhood will be returning soon! The Regroupement des éco-quartiers (REQ) and the Société de verdissement du Montréal métropolitain (Soverdi), in collaboration with the City of Montréal, as well as the cities of Pincourt, Côte-Saint-Luc and Kirkland, are inviting Montreal Island residents to take concrete action in the fight against heat islands by planting one or more trees on their property.
Over the past 10 years, thanks to this collective effort, 25,000 trees have already been planted, the equivalent of 125,000 air conditioners operating 20 hours a day, or three times the surface area of Lafontaine Park. 25,000 trees planted also means more than 3 tons of pollution and 400 tons of carbon absorbed over a year… not to mention all the other benefits for the health and well-being of the population!
Participating is quick and easy: homeowners and tenants alike simply shop for their trees, starting at $25 for regular trees and $35 for fruit trees, at unarbrepourmonquartier.org and then pick them up in mid-June.
To be the first to know when the sales open and to choose from the largest selection of species, simply subscribe to the newsletter on unarbrepourmonquartier.org.