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Municipal By-law

Any tree that has been removed following the issuance of a tree cutting authorisation certificate must be replaced by a tree of 3 cm in diameter measured at 30 cm from the ground if the minimum tree density required is not reached.

As per by-law 771, tree planting is required for each 15m2 area deforested or to reach the minimum density required for your property. The owner agrees to plant trees with a minimum diameter of 3 cm, calculated at 30 cm from the ground. Planting should be done within 18 months following the issuance of the building permit.

Trees must be chosen from this specific list.

You may apply for a refund for the purchase of tree.

Municipal council wishes to promote the plantation of trees on its territory. Therefore, municipal council is offering a refund for the purchase of trees. You can obtain up to $100 per year. 

Read the politic. (in French only)

You may request financial aid if the following eligibility requirements are met:

  1. financial aid has not been awarded under this policy for the purchase of trees for this specific address and for the current year;
  2. the trees were purchased during the current year;
  3. trees species must figure in the list (please refer to latin name to avoid confusion) and minimal height of 100 cm for conifers and 175 cm for broadleaf tree);
  4. the request is made using the form provided for that purpose by the Town before December 15 of the current year;
  5. the request form is accompanied by the following documents: proof of residency , original purchase invoice, a picture of the tree(s) planted at the specific address;
  6. planting is made at a sufficient distance from infrastructures (sewer, aqueduct, power lines, etc.) and respect municipal by-laws;
  7. you agree that the Town may verify the eligibility requirements.

Refund process

The applicant must fill an online request.

Step 2, in the Complaint Detail section, in Request Category, choose Housing, urban planning and environment. Type of request will be : Trees (refund).

Step 3, please attach purchase invoice and picture of tree(s) planted.

View the list of trees


No backfill should be made inside the ground projection of the tree crown. You must remove the soil around the ‘‘root collar’’ of your trees, in order to keep them healthy. Indeed, the ‘‘root collar’’, the widest part at the base of the tree, should not be buried.

Organic mulch should be spread around the tree to a depth of 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 inches). Do not put mulch directly on the tree. Direct contact can lead to bacterial or fungal diseases for your tree, such as trunk crown rot or trunk bark rot. Mulch mounds around the trunk of the tree restricts access to water and oxygen for the roots.

Urban forestry program

Each year, the Service de l’environnement supervised a few dozen tall trees planting in public spaces all over town. This initiative helps maintain a quality tree canopy that all Saint-Lazare residents can take pride in.

Community Tree Planting

Since 2010, Ville de Saint-Lazare is proud to take part into Plantons ensemble an invitation of Lucie Charlebois, Member for Soulanges, Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection, Public Health and Healthy Living, Minister responsible for the Montérégie region

Events took place:
2010 : Saint-Robert park
2011 : Des Ancêtres sector park
2012 : Cedarbrook park
2013 : Croissant du Harfang (40 trees)
2014: base de plein air (63 trees)
2015: Sainte-Angélique cycle path (70 trees)
2016 : Parc Saint-Robert (40 trees)
2017 : Parc des Étriers (36 trees)
2018 : Planting of 58 shrubs et 27 fruit trees. Sunday, June 9th, 2018, aat the Community Centre (1301 Rue du Bois), at 10 a.m.

Information: The Green Line, 450-424-8000 ext. 248

27 trees and 58 berry bushes planted: Thank you, on behalf of the environment!

Community project at Saint-Lazare's Community Centre

SAINT-LAZARE (Quebec), Monday, June 11, 2018 – The Town of Saint-Lazare would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated in the tree-planting day along with Lucie Charlebois, MNA for Soulanges, Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection, Public Health and Healthy Living and Minister responsible for the Montérégie area, at Saint-Lazare's Community Centre on Saturday, June 9th, 2018.

Under sunny skies and the guidance of the Town’s staff members, the volunteers who gathered for the occasion, accompanied by elected officials and the Minister, planted a total of 27 trees and 58 berry bushes at Saint-Lazare's Community Centre, in front of the building as well as in periphery of the visitors parking.The plantation 2018 was improved by the addition of ilôts food to the residents who can stock up there for years to come. Thanks to the collaboration of those involved, the abundance of good cheer and the smiles on everyone’s faces, the event was a huge success.

Altogether, thirty or so people took part in this community effort showcasing sustainable development and the environment. This was the ninth edition of the Planting Together event. 

Last updated: 10/10/2018
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