BEACONSFIELD, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 11, 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 ash tree killer. This financial assistance is open to all Beaconsfield residents who have applied for treatment for their ash trees in 2017.
As part of Tree Canada's program called Operation ReLeaf - EAB Project, this grant subsidizes 25% of the cost of a treatment per property. For example, the average diameter of treated ash trees this year was 52 cm, for which the average subsidy is about $50 per tree. With the support of this program, 664 ash trees were treated on 292 private properties in 2017, an increase of 22% compared to 2016.
"Thanks to the contribution of Tree Canada and its partners, U-Haul and TELUS, the City of Beaconsfield is taking another step to implement its strategy of managing the emerald ash borer over its territory. We are proud to count on the support of these three partners to facilitate our community's efforts to preserve the urban forest and safeguard the canopy", said Mayor Georges Bourelle.
"Since the 1996 Saguenay Floods, Tree Canada has stood with Canada's communities to protect and replant trees after the damage brought on by floods, fires and insects. We are proud to stand here with the City of Beaconsfield in its progressive campaign to minimize the destruction of the Emerald Ash Borer on public and private land and wish to thank our amazing partners, TELUS and U-Haul who share our commitment to help the people of Beaconsfield", said Michael Rosen, President of Tree Canada.
About Operation ReLeaf:
Operation ReLeaf programs have helped communities to recover from natural disasters and pests for more than 20 years. From floods and forest fires to beetles and tornadoes, when Canada's landscapes and cities face threats from the elements, Tree Canada is there to support the recovery process.
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