The emerald ash borer beetle has infested many ash trees on the Island of Montreal, including several in Montreal West. If left untreated, infested Ash trees die within five years. To combat this infestation, all our public Ash trees have been inoculated with a vaccine called TreeAzin. You may have seen the blue markings at the base of certain street trees; this indicates that they have been included in the program. Our vaccination program, however, has only covered public trees, not those found on private land.
Why are we doing this?
Saving your tree makes sense financially, socially, and is essential for your own security.
Visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website for more information.
To effectively combat this deadly infestation, we encourage residents to identify and vaccinate their Ash trees. Reimbursement requests can be submitted to Town Hall for TreeAzin treatment of Ash trees on private land. To qualify for the subsidy:
The Town will reimburse a portion of vaccination as follows:
Please note that the treatment doesn’t assure your tree’s survival.