Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Plant a Tree for $25 Until June 15
But saying that isn't enough. We've got to plant and nurture more trees everywhere. The Rassemblement de Eco-quartiers, an umbrella organization of citizen-based ecology groups in Montreal, are making it easy to do just that.
Until June 15, Montrealers can buy a 1.5 to 2 meter tree for $25, which will be delivered to them over the June 15-16 weekend. The trees are of six sorts, all native to this region. (That's a red maple, one of the most emblematic of all Canadian trees.) For details, check out the Eco-quartier website.
The goal this year is 1,000 trees planted, but the ecology groups have a bigger, long term one: to increase the urban forest canopy coverage in the city from 20 to 25 per cent. A laudable endeavor. Just the thought of it makes feel cool.
Posted by Mary Soderstrom