Sher­brooke not work­ing with tree com­pany

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke

The City of Sher­brooke is warn­ing its cit­i­zens about a pri­vate busi­ness that, in the last week, has been so­lic­it­ing peo­ple to carry out work on ash trees re­lated to the ash tree borer prob­lem. The city did not man­date this com­pany to carry out this kind of work and they are act­ing with­out any kind of agree­ment with mu­nic­i­pal au­thor­i­ties.

The com­pany has been so­lic­it­ing work like this in many Que­bec mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties. Sev­eral Sher­brooke res­i­dents re­cently re­ceived pub­lic­ity pam­phlets from this com­pany ad­vis­ing them than com­pany in­spec­tors are car­ry­ing out a sur­vey of ash trees “in or­der to in­ter­vene in a pre­ven­tive and cu­ra­tive man­ner” to treat the tar­geted trees. In fact, the city be­lieves that it is pre­ma­ture to pro­ceed with this type of treat­ment.

The Sher­brooke ter­ri­tory has not yet been af­fected by the ash tree borer, how­ever, the city has taken cer­tain pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures. If some­one wishes to try some kind of treat­ment for their trees, the city does not rec­om­mend one busi­ness more than an­other.

Door-to-door solic­i­ta­tion, for fi­nan­cial gain or not, is not al­lowed on the ter­ri­tory of the City of Sher­brooke un­less the per­son or or­ga­ni­za­tion has ob­tained a per­mit or au­tho­riza­tion from the city’s Ser­vice des fi­nances. Cit­i­zens should ask to see this per­mit or au­tho­riza­tion when some­one comes to their door. Cit­i­zens can also con­tact the Sher­brooke po­lice ser­vice at 819 821-5555 if they are be­ing so­licited at their home.

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