The Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue territory is part of the Upper St. Lawrence forest area (Rowe, 1972), in the climatic zone of the sugar maple-hickory stand (Grandtner, 1966). This means we can expect the natural tree cover in the region to be dominated by the sugar maple (Acer saccharum), as well as the beech (Fagus grandifolia), the red maple (Acer rubrum), the yellow birch (Betula lutea), the basswood (Tilia americana), bitternut and shagbark hickory (Carya cordiformis, C. ovata), burr oak (Quercus macrocarpa), white and red ash (Fraxinus americana, F. pennsylvanica), American elm (Ulmus americana) and hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana). However, the trees and shrubs on this site are mainly cultivated non-native species. With the exception of a few maples and elms, all the trees were planted between 1962 and 1968, during development of the canal banks.