Before choosing your tree
A Tree For My Neighborhood campaign aims to help the citizens of the island of Montreal to increase the canopy.
Thereby you can acquire a tree if :
You are the owner of a property, a tenant duly authorized or a manager duly authorized by the union of co-owners of a building of a residence located in the agglomeration of Montreal;
You confirm that you are planting your tree to create new canopy and not to replace a diseased or recently felled tree.
You agree to plant the tree in the ground a maximum of two weeks after taking possession;
You have made sure that the tree will not be planted on the city’s right-of-way and you agree to respect the required spacings near infrastructure (eg : fence, power line, house walls, etc.). Refer to the downloable tree species sheet which can be downloaded from our website or from https://arbres.hydroquebec.com/search-trees-shrubs
Check list before buying your tree
The fruit trees offered as part of the “A tree for my neighbourhood” campaign are 4 years old. Thus, many will bear fruit very quickly (within 1 to 2 years depending on the species and variety).
Our fruit trees measure a minimum of 150 * cm in height when they are distributed. However, depending on the variety and the year, it can happen that they are larger than expected.
Important: Some fruit trees are not self-fertile, they need a tree of the same species around. Check our informations pages to know the fertility of your tree.
As for regular trees, they are about 2 years old and also measure a minimum of 150 * cm in height when they are distributed.
However, depending on the variety and the year, it can happen that they are larger than this. The height, width and habit of mature trees are indicated in each descriptive sheet.
* Approximate height at delivery.
On tree’s specification sheet you will find the space requirement from power line. You can also check if your tree will fit with space requirement from municipal infrastructures (sidewalk, pavements, street lights,…)
Call InfoExcavation (free service) to find out where to plant your tree at 1 800 ON-EXCAVE (1 800 663-9228). This service covers all underground networks of member companies (electricity, telephone, natural gas, cable and others).