City of Beaconsfield

City of Beaconsfield

August 03, 2017 09:17 ET

Beaconsfield receives $28,000 from Tree Canada and its partners to fight Emerald Ash Borer

BEACONSFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 3, 2017) - The City of Beaconsfield is pleased to announce that Tree Canada and its partners, U-Haul and Telus, have offered a $28,000 donation to the municipality to help fight emerald ash borer, a pernicious tree killer. This grant will help Beaconsfield residents protect the ash trees on their private property.

This financial assistance represents 25% of the cost of treating each property. For example, for a 42-cm ash tree, the resident will receive a rebate of approximately $40 from Tree Canada. This financial assistance is open to all property owners who have already treated their ash trees this year and for owners who apply for the treatment with the City before August 13.

For residents who have already had their trees treated, the City already has all the necessary information. Your refund will be automatically issued no later than October 15, 2017 for all ash trees treated this year. For those residents who have not yet had their ash trees treated, please note this grant is only available for the current year...so take advantage!

"Thanks to the contribution of Tree Canada and its partners, the City of Beaconsfield is taking another step to implement its strategy of managing the emerald ash borer over its territory. We encourage residents to take advantage of this generous subsidy that encourages homeowners to treat their ash trees and maintain Beaconsfield's urban forest. Our City is no longer spared; it is important to act immediately to save the ash trees", explains Mayor Georges Bourelle.

"Tree Canada believes in protecting and nurturing our urban green spaces," said Michael Rosen, president of Tree Canada. "We're excited to be partnering with U-Haul, Telus and the City of Beaconsfield to fight Emerald Ash Borer, one of the most serious threats to ash trees in Canada."

Deadline to apply for treatment: August 13

To ensure the greatest possible participation of our residents, the City is extending the application deadline for treatment until Sunday, August 13.

The TreeAzin™ insecticide must be applied by certified experts. Residents are strongly encouraged to apply for treatment with the City by completing the online form at beaconsfield.ca, by email at agrile-eab@beaconsfield.ca or by phone at 514-428-4430.

About Tree Canada:

Tree Canada is a non-profit charity dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians by planting and nurturing trees. Since 1992, we've planted more than 80 million trees, greened more than 580 schoolyards, helped restore places hit by natural disasters and brought together urban forestry experts greening cities all across Canada. Get involved or learn more about us at treecanada.ca

Contact Information

  • Mayor's Office
    514 428-4410