The city is working in large parks and nature parks to remove buckthorn. This invasive shrub threatens the growth and survival of native vegetation.
This unwanted exotic shrub grows very easily in areas where trees have been heavily felled, as is the case in large parks and nature parks containing ash trees infested with the emerald ash borer. Its presence threatens the growth of native trees and shrubs in our woodlands.
- Parc-nature de la Pointe-aux-Prairies
- From November 8 to December 3, 2021
- Identification and protection of healthy trees
- Mechanical shredding of buckthorn and anything else on the soil surface
- Uprooting or covering of residual buckthorn stumps
- Planting of native trees and shrubs to create a new wooded area
- Manual removal of young buckthorn growth in early summer and fall for 3 years
- Occasional maintenance of plantings.
- Some trails will be closed when work is in progress. Signage and fencing will be installed to ensure safety.
- The work, which is likely to generate noise, will take place between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
This intervention is the final step in Montréal’s plan to control the emerald ash borer in unspoilt environments.