About 3,000 trees will be planted this fall on 3 hectares of land in Brossard, in order to compensate for the loss of woodlands caused by the construction of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM).
Based on the criteria imposed by the REM – including the minimum area of one hectare, among others – the City of Brossard selected two of its lots located in the Bois de Brossard.
On October 20, the municipal council adopted the agreement with the organization Tous les jours, which was mandated by the REM for the planting of trees. The organization also undertakes to monitor the condition of the trees over the next ten years, and to submit a monitoring report to the City three years after the end of the planting work.
The work – just like the purchase of one of the Bois lots in February 2019 – is at the expense of the REM.