The development of the new entrance to Mount Royal Park at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and Côte-des-Neiges Road is under way for the benefit of visitors and the local biodiversity.
Undertaken by the City of Montréal, the Cedar/Côte-des-Neiges development project for Mount Royal Park is making good progress. Seeking to embellish the site and improve park accessibility, the re-greening of 3,000 m2 of a former access route to create a new entrance to the park is well under way. Improvement of water management to address soil and path erosion problems in the area was achieved through the construction of retaining walls and drainage ditches. The elimination of invasive plants (Norway maples, buckthorns and other unwanted plants) that are harmful to biodiversity, as well as the cutting of unhealthy trees, served to highlight the area’s rock walls and to reveal sections of an old gray stone quarry. Ongoing actions will improve the sector’s biodiversity for the future thanks to the planting of native plants.

According to the City, the work will be completed in 2018 with the creation of trails, plantation work and the development of the new park entrance.

It should be recalled that Les amis de la montagne played a key advisory role in developing several aspects of this project concerning the protection of natural environments and visitor experience during the work. Convinced of the value of the targeted improvements, Les amis de la montagne will carry out awareness-raising activities with park visitors to explain the project's content and to stress the importance of respecting the temporary regulations implemented during the work.

Fight Against the Emerald Ash Borer

The City of Montréal's campaign against the emerald ash borer in Mount Royal Park and on the mountain’s Outremont summit is ongoing. Nearly 6,400 ash trees in the woods of Mount Royal were treated last summer. Ash trees that are too sick to be treated will be cut down over the next two years. A first phase of ash felling in the park’s grassy areas has already begun, and felling in the forested areas will begin in the winter of 2018. Les amis de la montagne plans to hold a public forum in early 2018 to inform the public about the state of the Mount Royal forest so that citizens may learn more about this operation.
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