Sherbrooke not working with tree company
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.