The City of Pointe-Claire announced its One birth, one memory, one tree, program that allows residents who are interested to plant a tree to celebrate a birth or remember a loved one free of charge.
“This new service celebrates the birth of a newborn and pays tribute to the memory of a loved one while contributing to sustainable development and improving the quality of life of our entire community. It’s a symbolic way to celebrate life through nature,” stated Mayor Belvedere.
Each tree planted as part of this program will have a medallion with the loved one’s name. The person who made the request will also receive a card with the location of the tree and the selected species.
The species and location of the tree are selected by arboriculture experts depending on the surrounding area, the amount of sunshine, the height of the mature tree, its roots, and its foliage in order to foster its growth.
Planting will take place twice per year, in spring and fall in a public space or a City park.
Eligibility criteria are below:
- In the event of a birth, the newborn and the person making the request must live in Pointe-Claire.
- To pay tribute to a deceased resident, the request must be made by a family member living in Pointe-Claire.
- The request must be made within twelve months following the birth or death.
To participate in the program, contact the Public Works Department at 514-630-1230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.