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Mount Royal, September 26, 2009 – The winning tree of the third edition of the Best Looking Tree on Private Property Contest was crowned during the Multicultural Fair, which was held on September 26.

The Grand Prize winner is a magnificent beech, over one hundred years old, which stands majestically in front of the facade of 211 Stanstead Avenue.

Councillor Philippe Roy, Chairman of the Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Committee, whose members made up the panel of judges, awarded the commemorative plaque and the prize to the owner of the winning tree.

Of the 29 entries received in 2009, two other trees also captured the attention of the judges. Honourable mention was given to a weeping willow located on the property of 2265 Sheridan Road as well as to a poplar located in the backyard of 815 Graham Boulevard. 

The entries received clearly demonstrate the diversity of the species cultivated by Mount Royal residents and the great care invested in cultivating them. All species were eligible but the trees entered in the contest had to be mature, in good shape and representative of their species.