Grant to green our City
In collaboration with the non-profit organization GRAME, the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux is proud to offer a grant to any homeowner who wishes to have a tree planted on their property.
The 2022 edition of “Ensemble on verdit” program will run until September. Owners of a single-family residence or a residential complex of eight (8) units or less can purchase different species of trees for only $25, including planting. The trees offered will have an average height of 1.5 metres when purchased.
Don’t wait until the last minute to make your arrangements, the quantities of tree species are limited.
Together, let’s green Dollard-des-Ormeaux while continuing to beautify our neighborhoods and improve our quality of life!
How to obtain a tree ?
- Visit ensembleonverdit.org or call 438-505-8378 to select and order your trees. Orders must be placed before October 2022 or while supplies last.
- Choose a suitable planting location to be ready for the GRAME visit. Trees will be delivered and planted at residents’ homes through October 2022, with a break during heat waves.
- Take care of your trees, if after two years the trees are healthy (less than 30% dieback), the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux will reimburse the amount paid upon request.
In addition to greening your neighborhood, you can win a bike or one of two gardening sets!
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
- Follow the @VILLEDDO profile on Instagram.
- Take a picture of your already planted tree (be creative).
- Publish the photo on your Instagram profile using the hashtags #VERDIRDDDO #DDOGREEN and identify us as @VILLEDDO in the photo.
*The City will hold the draw on November 23, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. at the regular Council meeting.
GREENING DDO CONTEST RULES
- Participants must be 13 years of age or older.
- To be eligible, a participant must be a Dollard-des-Ormeaux homeowner.
- The first prize is a bike worth $800 (taxes included). No refund will be available.
- The second and third prizes are gardening kits worth $100 each (taxes included).
- No employee or elected official of the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux may participate in this contest.
- The contest will run from May 17, 2021 until November 22, 2021.
- The City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux will hold the draw on November 23, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. at the regular Council meeting.
- The winner will be contacted directly through his or her Instagram account and will be invited to the Civic Centre (12001 Boulevard de Salaberry, Québec H9B 2A7) at a specific time and date to receive the prize. If the winner is a young person under the age of 18, he or she must appear in the company of a responsible adult.
- The winner must present proof of identity and proof of residence when receiving the prize.
- A photo of the winner will be taken and may be published later on the City of Dollard-des-Ormeaux’s website or Facebook page.
- Any litigation respecting the conduct or organization of a publicity contest may be submitted to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux for a ruling. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the Régie only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.
- The information provided will only be used for the purposes of this competition.
What are the benefits of planting a tree ?
- Increases the value of your home
- Reduces air conditioning costs
- Improves quality of life
- Reduces noise and heat islands
- Improves air quality
Frequently asked questions
First of all, you need to verify that you are eligible to plant that species – in the case of a tree replacement, the City may require you to plant the same species. Second, the species offered on the Ensemble on verdit site are those subsidized by the City. If you want a different species and are allowed to plant it, you can always buy it from a nursery.
The A Tree for my Neighbourhood campaign is another residential greening campaign organized by the Soverdi and the Regroupement des Éco-quartiers. This campaign focuses on the planting of new trees, with an average height of 1.5m, and not on replacement, and works mainly on the territory of the City of Montreal. The Ensemble on verdit campaign includes tree replacement and a variety of sizes for new trees. This new campaign covers the West Island territory and its services will be offered on the following territories :
- Dollard-des-Ormeaux – replacement and new trees
- Dorval – replacement
- Kirkland – replacement
- Pincourt – replacement
The City is not responsible for delivery or planting. If you have any questions about the delivery service, please contact the GRAME at firstname.lastname@example.org or 438.505.8378. You do not need to be present for the planting of your tree, but you must have clearly identified the planting location with a stake or other object and ensure access to the planting site. Upon purchase, you will receive instructions on how to prepare for the GRAME planting.