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Tree planting at the Cooperative Le Village Cloverdale Saturday, November 9

8 novembre 2019

Montréal, le 8 novembre 2019 -

(Pierrefonds-Roxboro, November 7, 2019) - Greening Canada's largest housing co-operative is the challenge facing GRAME, the Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, the Pierrefonds-Roxboro eco-quartier and, of course, the Village Cloverdale co-op within the ICIonverdit.org program.

On November 9, join forces with us to plant 400 trees of about twenty different species on this vast residential space.

More than just a land beautification initiative, these trees will provide shade, freshness and healthy air to the 866 co-op households and provide shelter and food for the site's other small feathered and furry residents.

"We are very proud of the agreement reached with GRAME for this important tree planting in Cloverdale Village to reforest this neighbourhood that has developed over the past 50 years to house many of our citizens, members of this housing co-operative. "said Mayor Dimitrios (Jim) Beis of the Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough.

"The planting of trees is in addition to the many investments made by the co-op and the Borough to improve the environment for the residents who live there. The renovation of the buildings, the involvement of the community in the co-op's activities and now the planting of 400 trees will only increase the beauty and sense of security in the area," added City Councillor Benoit Langevin.

"Of all the places where we plant trees, it is certainly the residential areas that benefit most from their benefits, since the trees will generate the benefits that we know directly in living environments, where people need them most," explains Jonathan Théorêt, GRAME's director.

 This large-scale plantation is in addition to all the others carried out by the Urban Forest Alliance, led by Soverdi, whose mission is to implement the objective of the Montreal Canopy Action Plan to increase forest cover by 5%. Since 2012, the Alliance has planted more than 60,000 trees in private land.

So it's a date, Saturday, November 9, 9:30 a.m., corner of rues Alexander and Logan (near the basketball courts). Everyone is invited to plant trees at this family event. All tools and gloves will be provided, bring only your reusable water bottle!

The Borough Council adopted a resolution at its meeting on November 4 authorizing the payment of a grant with an agreement of $24,600 to Grame as a contribution to the tree planting program.

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 Source: Communications Division

              Pierrefonds-Roxboro Borough