Montreal announced on Wednesday that $21,700 will be granted to Bois Public for a project to recycle dying ash trees from Mount Royal. It’s so sad that these majestic trees are infested with the ash borer that’s killing them slowly.
But, Mount Royal’s dying ash trees will be turned into dried boards and planks for cabinetmaking. Bois Public, a local non-profit, aims to contribute to a ‘circular economy’ through an act meant to promote ‘socio-professional integration and return public trees to the community.’
The project will also help to ‘reduce the amount of wood to be dumped and the costs of landfilling.’ The ash tree project is set to begin in the next few weeks before degradation begins due to warmer temperatures.