Old Aylmer is mapped, ready for more trees
On November 2, results of the mapping of Old Aylmer were released as a means of identifying areas that can be reforested to densify the ward’s biodiversity. This project is being carried out by Aylmer Partners, with the support of the City and City Councillor Audrey Bureau. The mapping and tree planting are part of the city’s adaptation to climate change and to the flooding that has hit the ward several times.
The mapping was done by biologist Pascal Samson, of the Agence du bassin versant des 7, and a professor in the Cité collégial’s forestry program. Mr Samson mapped Wychwood’s neighbourhood last year.
The presentation showed spaces available for reforestation, and proposing native tree species which would promote biodiversity in the area. Using native species helps avoid invasion by unwanted varieties; buckthorn and Japanese knotweed are considered among the 100 most invasive species in the world and are found in the area.
More than 360 sites have been identified with a potential to plant 1,200 more trees in the area.
Aylmer Partners plan to continue the project next year and provide trees for residents and businesses. (Transl. FR)