Trees have always been synonymous with longevity, quiet strength and serenity. When placed in a dynamic urban context, they inspire calm and rest.
Aware of the importance and of the unique role that trees play in our community, and faced with the worrisome issues of climate disturbances, Mount Royal Town Council adopted in May 2007 its first Tree Policy.
Download Town of Mount Royal's Tree Policy [PDF 6.26MB].
Our Tree policy does not address regulatory aspects of tree cutting.
Several residents have expressed the desire to donate a tree to the Mount Royal community, whether to mark the passing of a loved one, the arrival of a newborn or simply to contribute to the green-space heritage of the municipality.
Following up on a recommendation made by the Heritage and Culture Advisory Committee, the Town of Mount Royal will accept donations through the tree donation program. In return, the municipality will handle the planting and the maintenance of the trees free of charge.
Read all about it [PDF 57kB].
All information below, including visual content, is distributed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency in an effort to slow the spread of the emerald ash borer.
The insect poses a serious threat to wild and urban forests and attacks all species of ash. Regulated areas include the Town of Mount Royal.
The emerald ash borer spreads through the movement of firewood, among other factors.
Due to the spread of the emerald ash borer, federal regulations now forbid putting tree branches more than 2.5 cm in diameter in refuse or in green bins for yard trimmings. Because this is an exceptional situation, the Town is providing a special pick-up service from April 1 to September 30.
Residents wishing to dispose of branches more than 2.5 cm but less than 12 cm in diameter and less than 75 cm long can place them in bundles on the property next to the sidewalk with the cut ends facing the street.
To request a special pick-up of your branches, call 514-734-4123 before noon on Wednesday for pick-up on Thursday. Only requests received before noon on Wednesday will be handled the next day. Requests received after the deadline will be handled on Thursday of the following week. You can also write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must hire a private contractor to pick up and remove cut trunks and branches more than 12 cm in diameter. To learn more, read chapter 9 [PDF 42kB] of our Zoning By-law No. 1310, regarding landscaping. (French only)
1. The 100 flowering trees contest (hereinafter the “contest”) is held by the Town of Mount Royal (hereinafter the “Town”) and will take place exclusively in Mount Royal from April 20, 2012, to 12:00 (noon) ET on May 15, 2012 (hereinafter the “contest period”).
2. The contest is open to any person residing in Mount Royal who is of legal age according to the Laws of the Province of Quebec. Town employees and elected officials as well as members of their immediate family (brothers, sisters, children, father, mother), their legal or de facto spouse and all persons with whom these employees and elected officials live are excluded.
3. To be declared a winner, a participant must have correctly answered the mathematical skill-testing question that appears on the contest entry ballot.
4. No purchase or other disbursement is required.
5. Each participant must fill in all required fields on the entry ballot, providing their last name, first name, address, phone number and the answer to the mathematical skill-testing question. The entry ballots are available exclusively at Mount Royal Town Hall (90 Roosevelt Avenue), at the reception desk, during regular business hours, namely Monday to Friday, from 8:30 to 16:30. The box used for the drawing is also located at Town Hall.
6. Limit of one (1) entry ballot per day, per person, throughout the contest period.
7. To be won: one of the one hundred (100) small trees drawn, belonging to one of the three types being offered, randomly and at the Town’s complete discretion. The three types of tree are: Amelanchier x grandiflora 'Autumn Brilliance', Amelanchier canadensis (both serviceberries) and Syringa reticulata (lilac) 'Ivory Silk'. The young trees range between 2 and 2.5 metres in height.
8. The trees will be delivered in the ten (10) working days following the drawing, without appointment and between 8:00 and 15:00, by the Mount Royal Public Works Department to the address listed on the entry ballot. If no one is at home, the tree will be left near the main entrance of the winner’s home.
9. The following condition applies: one tree only per address.
10. Planting shall be done at the winner’s expense and discretion on private property and in compliance with the standards set out in Town of Mount Royal Zoning By-Law No. 1310. Once a tree has been delivered to the address listed on an entry ballot, the Town shall no longer be responsible for it in any way, including the matter of the tree’s survival and any eventual condition that it might show or develop. The tree shall be considered viable upon delivery and accepted as is by the winner.
11. The drawing will take place on May 15, 2012, at 13:30 ET, in Mount Royal, Quebec, at Town Hall (90 Roosevelt Avenue). Ballots will be drawn until one hundred (100) compliant, valid and verified ballots will allow the one hundred (100) trees being offered as prizes to be awarded to one hundred (100) different addresses located within the Town limits.
12. The odds of winning a prize depend on the total number of registered eligible entries.
13. In order to be declared a winner, a participant must have correctly answered the mathematical skill-testing question printed on the entry ballot. Upon verification by the Town, the tree will be delivered to the winner’s home as per the terms and conditions listed above.
14. Entry ballots are subject to verification by the Town. Entry ballots that are incomplete, fraudulent, reproduced, late, that do not include the participant’s proper contact information, that do not include the correct answer to the mathematical skill-testing question or that are otherwise not compliant will not be eligible to win a prize. The prize will be awarded only after the entry ballot has been validated and verified by the Town.
15. The prize must be accepted as is and cannot be exchanged under any circumstances. In the event that it is impossible or difficult for the Town to award a prize as it is described under these rules, the Town reserves the right to replace said prize by a prize of the same nature and of equal value.
16. By taking part in the contest, the winners absolve the Town of all liability with respect to any type of damage that could stem from accepting or using the prize.
17. In all cases, the Town cannot be made to award more prizes than is called for under these rules or to award prizes in any other way than in accordance with these rules.
18. By taking part or attempting to take part in this contest, all persons absolve the Town of all liability with respect to any damage that they could incur as a result of their taking part or attempting to take part in the contest.
19. If a paragraph of these rules is declared or judged to be illegal, unworkable or void by a competent Court, than such paragraph will be deemed to be void, but all other paragraphs that are not affected will be applied within the limits allowed by the law.
20. In the event of divergence between the French and English versions of these rules, the French version will prevail.