If you are the owner of an ash tree, you have certain obligations. You must have it treated if it is healthy, and if it is diseased or dead, you must have it felled. To reduce your costs, the city offers two assistance programs. Learn all about them here.
Treating an ash tree
If your ash tree is healthy, you are required to have it treated against the emerald ash borer once every two years. The city offered this service free of charge last year to assist ash tree owners. It will be offered again in the spring.
Felling or replacing an ash tree
If your ash tree is diseased or dead, you must have it felled.
To do so, you must apply for a felling permit.
Once your ash tree has been felled, you may apply for a subsidy to reimburse felling costs. This financial assistance is conditional to replacing the felled ash tree, which the city can do free of charge.
If you decide to replace your ash tree yourself, the costs of purchasing and planting the tree will not be reimbursed. Before buying your new tree, please see this list of allowable species (in French).
Disposing of ash wood residue
You can dispose of ash wood residue by:
- bringing it to the écocentre nearest you
- including wood disposal in your felling contract
Identifying an ash tree
Certains characteristics distinguish an ash tree:
Branches and opposite leaves
Compound leaves with an odd number of leaflets
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