Nearly $ 350,000 for planting and landscaping work
at Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park
Montréal, August 29, 2018 – The Executive Committee of the City of Montreal has awarded a contract for planting and development work in the Hydro-Québec power transmission right-of-way to Bois-de-Bois Nature Park. -Liesse, in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough. This project is a result of the March 2015 Greening Collaboration Agreement between the City and the Crown Corporation for which it made a financial contribution of $ 1.5 million.
In recent years, Hydro-Québec has had to make up for vegetation control works on the right-of-way of its transmission lines in Montréal to ensure the reliability of its electricity supply. as well as the safety of the public and equipment. This catch-up has led to major tree cutting at the Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park.
In addition, as part of this project, Ville en vert organized and led the two citizen consultations and created the development concept in keeping with the strict guidelines of the project (Hydroelectric ROW). In addition, Ville en vert will be present during the development work to ensure the supervision of the work.
“This work will revitalize the nature park and increase its biodiversity. They are part of our commitment to ensuring people have access to sustainable neighborhoods, on a human scale and in health, “said the head of major parks, green spaces and major projects on the executive committee, Mr. Luc Ferrandez.
“This is great news for the citizens of Ahunstic-Cartierville. This long-awaited project, which is working with the public, will provide quality green landscaping and restore the sites where the trees were cut, “added Borough Mayor Émilie Thuillier.
“Hydro-Québec is proud to finance this development work at the Bois-de-Liesse Nature Park. Green spaces contribute to improving the quality of life of citizens in urban areas. However, trees often share their living space with the electricity grid. By promoting compatible landscaping and plantations of species in line rights of way, we contribute to the creation of islands of freshness through a harmonious and sustainable coexistence between the vegetation and the activities of Hydro-Québec which are essential “, mentioned Marie-Claude Durand, Manager – Community Relations in Montreal.
“The Ville en vert team is very pleased to have collaborated on this project and created the development concept after consulting the citizens of the area twice. Our goal of increasing the biodiversity of the site will be achieved during the development, “said the City Director in green, Mrs. Élyse Rémy.
Flower Meadow and Wildlife Arrangements
Large strips will be planted to create a flowering meadow made up of native plants that are favorable to pollinating insects. Islets of native shrubs compatible with the presence of power lines will also be planted in the center and at the edge of Hydro-Québec’s right-of-way. In total, more than 1,000 shrubs and 350 perennials and grasses will be added.
Wildlife developments will complete the project, including the installation of three tree nesting birdhouses and the construction of a hibernacula with snakes. This will include the rehabilitation of stone dust trails, the addition of a new section of trail and the installation of a drainage pipe, street furniture, natural stones and interpretation panels. .
Work will begin in the coming weeks and end in November.