Canada and Deux-Montagnes partner to plant 10,000 trees
November 20, 2023 By CFI Staff
The Government of Canada and Quebec’s regional county municipality of Deux-Montagnes, in collaboration with the Institut des territoires, have joined forces to adapt to climate change by planting trees and diversifying the tree species in the region.
Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson, and Pierre Charron, mayor of Saint-Eustache, have announced a joint investment of more than $250,000 to plant 10,000 trees on 24 public sites covering 9.5 hectares in order to strengthen community resilience to the impacts of climate change and natural disturbances.
Various tree species, such as the red maple, white oak, shagbark hickory and tulip-tree, will be planted in different municipal areas, some through assisted migration. Diversified forests provide many benefits: they promote adaptation to climate change, enhance the landscape, create wildlife habitats, combat the effects of heat islands by better regulating the temperature in our cities and reduce the risk of forest fires and floods. Some of the tree species to be planted will help stop the spread of invasive exotic plants.
Through its 2 Billion Trees program, the Government of Canada is helping to improve air quality, keep neighbourhoods cool in the summer, create jobs and fight climate change while protecting nature. Together with provinces, territories, non-governmental organizations, local communities and Indigenous Peoples, the Government of Canada continues to build a healthy and promising future for generations to come.
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