Trees

Emerald ash borer

Subsidy program to provide financial aid in the fight against the spread of the Emerald ash borer

Do you have an ash tree on your property?

The Town of Kirkland is offering a subsidy program that provides financial assistance to private landowners who must treat with TreeAzinMD or cut down one or more ash trees located on their property.

To take advantage of this financial aid program, please complete the subsidy application form. Once duly completed and signed, please submit the application form to the Public Works Department in either of the following ways:


Terms and Conditions of the Subsidy Program

Treatment The Town is responsible for performing the work.
Felling

The applicant is responsible for performing the work:

  • The applicant must complete this application form in order to obtain a tree cuttingcertificate from the Town’s Public Works Department (issued free of charge).
  • The original invoice must include the following: name and address of the applicant, a detailed work description for every ash tree to be felled, including the DBH (diameter at breast height).
  • The applicant must pay the costs involved and subsequently request reimbursement from the Town.
Replacement of a felled ash tree

Every ash tree felled on private property must be replaced with a tree that is at least 3.5 cm (35 mm) in diameter measured at 1.3 metre from ground level, of a species other than a prohibited species.

The applicant is responsible for purchasing and planting the replacement tree which may be obtained :

  • from the Town – please verify available programs;
  • at his/her preferred nursery – the selected species must have previously been approved by the Town in order for the purchasing and planting costs to qualify for the subsidy


Payment of the subsidy

The payment of the subsidy which the applicant may be eligible to is at the sole discretion of the Town of Kirkland, subject to the availability of funds. Payment of the subsidy will only take place once the Town is in receipt:

  • of a proof of felling and of tree replacement, where the subsidy application is for the felling of an ash tree;
  • of an invoice for treatment application, where the subsidy application is for the treatment of an ash tree


For questions relating to the Subsidy Program:

Urban Forestry Division
Public Works Department
25 Claude-Jodoin Street, Kirkland (Québec) H9H 5E6

Telephone: 514 630-2727
Email : tpadmin@ville.kirkland.qc.ca


For more information about the Emerald ash borer, click here