Wishing to mark the month of trees and forests, Ambioterra invites the population to participate in its first public activity of the Mon arbre, ma forêt, mon avenir campaign. Thus, in collaboration with the Municipality of Ormstown, trees will be distributed free of charge on May 22nd .
Over the past decade, significant logging has been carried out in the Montérégie Ouest. However, our forest cover was already in a poor state, explains Karel Ménard, president of this community group. Climate change is upon us and trees and forests are our natural allies in this emerging climate fight. They absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it. Therefore, trees become reservoirs of carbon dioxide.
In this context, it becomes just as important to reforest and reintroduce trees in agriculture as it is to keep existing woodlands and forests in place, says Monique Desnommée, secretary of Ambioterra. This is why, as part of its Mon arbre, ma forêt, mon avenir campaign, Ambioterra has drawn a portrait of deforestation in Montérégie Ouest and produced a feasibility study to set up a regional nursery to help reforestation thanks to financial support from the Agence forestière de la Montérégie, the Fondation Echo and the Government of Canada!
Remember that in order to raise awareness and educate the population of Quebec about the importance of and respect for trees and our forest heritage, the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs in Québec provides trees to community groups so that they distribute them free of charge to citizens.
Thus, the distribution of trees will take place, in accordance with the health regulations in effect, on Saturday, May 22nd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of St-James Anglican Church, located at 19, Church Street, Ormstown.