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 less than 20 cm in diameter and less than 2 m long are asked to request a special branch pick-up. Branches are to be placed 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 20 cm in diameter. To learn more, read chapter 9 [PDF 42kB] of our Zoning By-law No. 1310, regarding landscaping. (French only)