Emerald Ash Borer

Brossard Continues to Fight Against Emerald Ash Borer

Since May 2013, Brossard has been part of the area regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) with respect to emerald ash borer. In order to comply with the new regulations, the City amended its waste management by-law.

As a result, it is now prohibited for residents to place branches, tree trimmings, grass clippings and garden waste in the street as part of regular garbage collection. These materials are instead picked up via special collections held on specific dates.
For more information about the collection schedule and instructions, visit the Waste section.

New Regulations to Combat this Insect (REG-348)

During its Regular Assembly of February 16, 2016, the Municipal Council adopted By-Law 348 concerning ash trees on private property. The new regulations will affect in particular those citizens who possess one or more ash trees on their land. Citizen participation is essential to the success of this municipal initiative. The treatment of ash trees on public land will only be effective if citizens also act to counter the spread of the emerald ash borer in Brossard.

According to new amendments made to the existing regulations, citizens who own an ash tree are now obliged to:
  • Have the ash tree(s) treated with TreeAzin every two years,
  • Cut down the ash tree and replace it with another species of tall tree (e.g.: red maple, bur oak, etc.)

For either of these required tasks, the owner of the tree should select a professional recognized by the Quebec division of the International Society of Arboriculture (the Société internationale d'arboriculture du Québec or SIAQ). Residents who have an ash tree on their land must obtain a permit before treating or cutting down a tree. Take note this permit is available free of charge from the city.

In order to limit the spread of the emerald ash borer, cutting down and pruning ash trees is prohibited between March 15 and October 1 (the period when the insect is most active).

By-Law 348

Take note this regulation will come into force as of March 2, 2016.

Regulation 348 - Amending zoning by-law 1642 in order to add provisions relating to the planting, the cutting down, the pruning and the treatment of ash trees

Press Releases

Press Release of November 24, 2015

Press Release of March 1, 2016 - New Regulations