The STM begins the process of transplanting fifteen trees
to the LaSalle transport centre
Montreal, May 28, 2007 - The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) today begins the process of transplanting fifteen crab apple trees from Place Fred-Barry to the LaSalle transport centre. This move is related to the construction of the future Clark mechanical ventilation unit at Place Fred-Barry, an area bounded by de Montigny, St-Urbain, Clark and de Maisonneuve boulevard.
This delicate operation, which will occur in two stages, will require the expertise of the Cramer Nursery for the transplanting of the crab apple trees. The first phase, planned for today, consists of pruning the trees. During the second phase, which should begin on July 12, Cramer will proceed with the transplantation of the trees to the transport centre. The transplanting of these trees was organized with the agreement of the Ville-Marie borough and the City of Montréal.
« The STM’s initiative in transplanting these crab apple trees to one of its properties is another excellent example of the importance that the company places on the environment and of its commitment to sustainable development », declared Mr. Claude Trudel, Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Keep in mind that R�no-Syst�mes, the capital asset program for stationary equipment in the métro, had as a key objective the upgrading of the existing métro ventilation systems. The installation of a new mechanical ventilation unit will ensure that installations comply with the new safety standards in effect and will improve the equipment availability and reliability.
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