Trees are a key architectural and aesthetic feature in Saint-Lambert. In our urbanized environment, they make our cities healthy, pleasant, and comfortable places to live by helping to control local temperatures and protect us from wind, improve air quality, and buffer the noise caused by wind and traffic. Trees also lessen our impacts on the environment and various ecosystems, for example, by reducing water runoff.
The City of Saint-Lambert recognizes the importance of trees in its urban environment, which is why it adopted a tree policy in September 2012. We all have a shared responsibility to preserve and improve our urban forest to ensure that future generations will be able to enjoy the quality of life to which they are rightfully entitled. The Tree Policy provides us with a management framework for working to conserve and develop this precious resource.
Municipal guide to choosing trees to plant
The municipal guide to choosing trees to plant (in French only), which was developed in keeping with the specific features of our territory, will promote the harmonious development of our urban forest by advising you about all aspects of a tree species. In addition to helping you choose the appropriate species, the guide incudes recommendations about tree planting, maintenance, protection, and cutting.
The guide is a practical tool that you should consult each time you have questions about trees on your property. Print copies are available for on-site consultation or on sale at a cost of $4 at City Hall and at the Urban Planning, Permits and Inspection Department.