May 28 2019

Urban Forest - 625 Trees to Be Planted in Rosemère

Urban Forest - 625 Trees to Be Planted in Rosemère

ROSEMÈRE, May28,2019 The Town of Rosemère is proud to announce a partnership between biologists and residents Michel Leboeuf and Réjean Dumas, Externat Sacré-Coeur and the Société d’horticulture de Rosemère (SHER) to plant 625 trees and shrubs to revitalize the wooded area around Externat Sacré-Coeur.

“The Sacré-Coeur woods are a true ecological treasure. They are home to a stand of bitternut hickory, a type of tree that is increasingly rare, accounting for only 1% of the forest cover in Quebec,” said biologist Michel Leboeuf. “It is one of the most complex ecosystems in the province in terms of the variety of flora and fauna.”

The first round of planting is set to take place on June 8 with local residents and SHER members. When school starts back after the summer break, students will be given the opportunity to get their hands dirty and help with a final round. They will then be asked to keep close watch on how everything grows.

“We are very proud of our trees in Rosemère. In fact, they’re one of the things we are known for,” said Mayor Eric Westram. “When Michel Leboeuf came to us with the idea to revitalize our urban forest, we did everything we could to make it happen. And all of our project partners shared our enthusiasm.”

“For the many students who will be involved in this initiative, it is a symbol of their commitment and their hope for the planet,” said Denyse Hébert, head of Externat Sacré-Coeur. “Our school is thrilled to do our part for the environment.”

Residents who wish to plant trees on Saturday,June 8, can sign up on the Town’s website or call the Recreation Department at 450-621-3500, extension 7380. But hurry: places are limited (maximum 30)!

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