Tree Canada and CN help revitalize downtown core by planting 34 large trees LAC-MÉGANTIC, QC, Nov. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - Tree Canada, the nation's leader in tree-related programs and resources, today is participating in an official ceremony for Lac-Mégantic's downtown public reopening. The organization, jointly with its partner CN, has contributed to the community's rebuilding efforts by helping regreen its downtown core. "Tree Canada was profoundly moved by the events that shook the town three years ago, and we wanted to do everything we could to help," said Michael Rosen, President, Tree Canada. "Our organization's objective is to contribute to the greening of urban and rural spaces, so we are incredibly glad that we could help provide Lac-Mégantic's citizens with a new green and healthy downtown." Tree Canada has planted 34 large street trees in Lac-Mégantic's downtown. Citizens will enjoy 18 acer rubrum (red maples), 14 tilia cordata (lindens), two malus centurion (crabapple), along with two planting beds with shrubs and plants. "Planting trees is a symbolic act, carrying a strong message in favour of the environment and is in line with the eco-friendly vision we put forward at Lac-Mégantic. We plant trees in our city to celebrate the life that goes on following challenges. We plant trees for the energy they provide. This major donation gives us hope for the future" said Mr. Jean-Guy Cloutier, Mayor of Lac-Mégantic.