CITY OF MONTREAL - OFFICE OF THE MAYOR/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

CITY OF MONTREAL - OFFICE OF THE MAYOR/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

May 19, 2006 15:55 ET

OPERATIONMONTREAL.NET-Weekly reminder: Plant Flowers to Beautify and Trees to Improve the Quality of Life

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - May 19, 2006) - The third weekend in May is the time of the year with record flower sales and also the period when most Montrealers plant their flowers. These three days represent the most intense beautifying initiative to occur each year in the city.

"Montrealers love their flowers. They take pride in their gardens and, by the same token, help beautify their city," said Marcel Tremblay, member of the executive committee responsible for cleanliness and services to the community.

"This year, we are hoping that residents will not only plant flowers, but possibly a tree. Trees help to prevent heat islands, which are on the rise in Montreal, and purify the air by reducing carbon dioxide produced by automobiles. Trees also serve as noise barriers along highways and trap dust particles in the environment," added Marcel Tremblay.

This year, Montreal will plant more than 6,000 trees to green up and provide shade along city streets and in parks. "The public can also do its part. Every action counts," concluded Tremblay.

Contact Information

  • Alain Charbonneau
    (514) 213-3783