From September 24 till October 26, 2014
MONTREAL, QC, Sept. 24, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - To mark the National Tree and Health Day, several garden centres in Montréal are offering a variety of leafy trees at a very special price: a $35 discount on the regular sale price. Trees offered are 1,75m and over. Applicable for Montreal residents only, and for trees planted on private properties in one of the City's 19 boroughs.
"FIHOQ – la Fédération interdisciplinaire de l'horticulture ornementale du Québec joins with SOVERDI on this exceptional offer. Our gardeners love trees: they are more than happy to share their knowledge with new clients", said Luce Daigneault, Executive Director of FIHOQ.
"Montréal Garden Centres join the campaing to plant new trees intown. The project of planting 300,000 trees till 2022 is moving ahead, already supported by 40 local and regional non profit organizations gathered in the Alliance Forêt urbaine", has stated Malin Anagrius, CEO of SOVERDI .
Financial support is awarded by the City of Montréal within the Canopy Action Plan project, a collective endeavour for a healthy urban forest.
Since 1992, SOVERDI is planting thousands of trees each year, in schoolyards, hospitals, sites, industrial grounds. The organization coordinates planting on private and institutional grounds on Montréal Island. In order to realize the Canopy Action Plan, SOVERDI has created l'Alliance Forêt urbaine.
FIHOQ represents 10 professional associations of Québec's ornamental horticulture industry: production, including nursery growers, retail, including garden centres and services, including landscapers, landscape architects and arborists. Its promotional campaign "Mettez du jardin dans votre vie" reaches a large public.
About l'Alliance Forêt urbaine
Trees bring Clean air, reduce Heath Islands, make cities a healthier place to live, stimulate pride within neighbourhoods, increase biodiversity and bring all sorts of other benefits. Such is the vision bringing together the 40 associations of the urban forest alliance.
About the Canopy Action Plan
A thorough study by the City established that 20% of Montréal is under tree canopy. The city and SOVERDI have devised a plan: 300,000 new trees over ten years will bring the canopy to 25% of the territory. Breakdown: 120,000 on City grounds and 180,000 on private and institutional sites.
- Choose a leafy tree at least 1,75m tall
- Buy it in one of the participating garden centres. Consult the list here: http://www.fihoq.qc.ca/jardiniers-amateurs/repertoire-des-entreprises-horticoles-au-quebec/journee-de-l-arbre-et-de-la-sante-2014-liste-des-jardineries-participantes2
- Plant that tree within the limits of the City of Montréal
- Give the address and approximate planting position planned for the tree on your property
Alliance Forêt urbaine: (website under construction)
Canope Action Plan (Plan d'action Canopée): Montréal city website www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/grandsparcs
SOURCE: Fédération interdisciplinaire de l'horticulture ornementale du Québec (FIHOQ)
For further information: Émilie Brassard, Agente de liaison, chargée de projet en environnement, FIHOQ, [email protected], (450) 774 - 2228; Gabrielle Spénard-Bernier, coordonnatrice de la Journée de l'Arbre de la santé, chargée de projet, Soverdi, [email protected](514) 591 - 5891