In its 2030 Climate Plan, the city has made a commitment to enriching its canopy in order to improve the population’s well-being and quality of life. Considering the essential role that trees play in adapting to climate change, Montréal will plant 500,000 trees between now and the end of the decade.
The city will invest more than $24.6 million this year to manage and improve its urban forest. Out of this amount, $11 million will fund the planting of some 50,000 trees and shrubs, including:
- Some 3,295 trees on public property in over a dozen boroughs
- Nearly 20,000 trees and shrubs in natural environments
Greening Montréal requires a significant collective effort. Our partners’ contribution is indispensable in reaching our objective of planting 500,000 trees. The city is partnering with the Société de verdissement du Montréal métropolitain (SOVERDI) as well as other Alliance de la forêt urbaine member organizations. The SOVERDI will receive $2.9 million to plant 16,000 trees in 2021.