53. Aesthetics: Where the land on which a new quarry is located is covered with trees, the operator must preserve intact a strip of trees 50 m in width between the operating site and the road allowance of any public thoroughfare. This paragraph applies, with the necessary modifications, to a new pit, except that the standard in that case is 35 m.
In the case of a new quarry, the operator must plant trees over a width of 35 m between the operation area and the road allowance of any public thoroughfare, at a rate of 1,200 trees per ha, if the strip of land is not already wooded in conformity with that standard of density and if the operation area is situated less than 100 m from such public thoroughfare. These trees must be capable of growing to a height of 6 m. The requirements respecting growth of vegetation stipulated in section 43 apply, with the necessary modifications, to such trees.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. Q-2, r. 2, s. 53.