CDN / NDG receives new trees after microburst storm
The Mayor of the Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Borough, Mrs. Sue Montgomery, proceeded this morning with the planting of the first tree of the new arboretum of Notre-Damede-Grâce Park, an oak bicolor (Quercus bicolor 'American dream'). The arboretum is designed to upgrade the devastated park in August 2017.
On August 22, 2017, within minutes, a microburst hit the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce area. Incidentally, she struck down a large part of the southern portion of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce Park. More than 45 trees, mainly maple trees, were cut down following this storm.
As the landscape has changed considerably since then, tree planting has become a priority. Already at that time, work was planned to continue the redevelopment of the trails surrounding Place de-Vimy. This disaster then became an opportunity to use the ravaged space to create an arboretum.
"It's also to echo Vimy Place and the history that surrounds it that three Vimy oaks will be planted around the three main trails. These Vimy oaks come from oak acorns taken from the battlefield at Vimy in 1917 and reported by a soldier on his farm in Ontario, "said Mayor Montgomery.
"In a few days, 81 new trees will have been planted to restore life and beauty to this park cherished by so many citizens. This arboretum is created to celebrate the neighborhood's arboreal heritage, "concluded Sue Montgomery.
CDN / NDG Mayor Sue Montgomer planting a oak bicolor tree