At the beginning of 2023, I opened a café in the beautiful Saint-Jean-Baptiste neighborhood, in Quebec City.
To build the furniture for deTerroir café, we called upon the talent of Christophe Vandal, a carpenter in Saint-Féréole-les-Neiges. He was able to recuperate the wood of ash trees that were cut down, because the were infected by the ash beetle.
Quebec City predicts that every ash tree on the territory will disappear by 2030. Thousands of ash trees are being cut down because of the emerald ash borer epidemic.
To find out more about the situation, I spoke with François Légaré, Urban Forestry Section Director for the city of Quebec.