Pruning of public trees in Westmount

As part of its tree maintenance programme, the City will carry out pruning work in the western sector with the assistance of contractor Arboriculture de Beauce Inc. The work, which includes the pruning of branches around buildings and the removal of dangerous branches, will begin the week of August 20th and continue through the autumn. The targeted area is between Sherbrooke Street and Côte-St-Antoine Road from Mount Stephen up to the western limits of the City.

Pruning is an important part of Westmount’s regular tree maintenance and urban forest management. Regular pruning improves the health and prolongs the life of trees and contributes to their structural stability. In urban areas, pruning is necessary to remove dead, broken or split limbs, and to prevent branches from interfering with wires, buildings and other structures, street lighting and traffic signals, or from impeding the visibility of traffic. The City applies a cyclical schedule, pruning trees within a specific area each year, resulting in a 5- to 7-year rotation overall.

If you would like to know whether a tree adjacent to your property is on the maintenance list, please consult the interactive map; trees marked for pruning are indicated in red. You will also find more information about trees, including a list of recommended species for Westmount, the municipal tree intervention plan, and an electronic form to request a tree inspection. If you have questions, please use the Contact Us form.