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Calgary - The City of Calgary Parks, Urban Forestry section is the mandated steward of all trees growing on land owned by the City of Calgary. The urban forest is another critical means of preserving and protecting the natural environment and, in particular, helping to improve the air quality in the city. It includes trees and understory vegetation found in parks, river valleys, streets and
Edmonton - Taking care of our urban forest preserves the natural environment within our city and improves the quality of the air we breathe. Maintaining healthy trees along our streets and in our parks involves planting, pruning, watering, fertilizing and repairing. It also involves replacing dead and damaged trees and the control of diseases and insects.
Grand Prairie - An urban forest is the sum of all vegetation and green spaces within a community that provide benefits vital to enriching the quality of life of its occupants. Our Urban Forest is more than just the sum of all the trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers both on public and privately owned lands. It is the green "fabric" that runs throughout our city and ties all its indiviual parts together into a whole living system of much greater vaue than each individual part.
Lethbridge - The City of Lethbridge has over 100 parks and natural areas boasting fun playgrounds, beautiful ponds, over 142 kilometers of walking trails and enjoyment for everyone.
Medicine Hat - Parks and Outdoor Recreation Department ensures that a diverse urban landscape is developed and maintained to the highest possible standards, utilizing the most effective and efficient means possible; with a focus on sound environmental practices, ensuring a diverse range of outdoor leisure and recreation opportunities.
Red Deer - Red Deer Urban Forestry includes a wide range of established and proposed programs including:
- Plant health care management
- Tree nursery management
- Neighborhood enhancements
- Environmental programs such as reforestation and wildfire management
- Ecological monitoring
- Environmental education and liaison
- Community tree programs including Arbor Day, Tree Action, Memorial Trees
City of Abbotsford - Parks, Recreation & Culture department is responsible for planning, developing, maintaining, and operating all City parks, trails, cemeteries, recreation, and cultural facilities. Parks Services is responsible for the design, development, maintenance, and operation of 189 parks, totalling over 3392 hectares of land. We also maintain numerous planted beds, turf areas and 5545 specimen trees within parks, plazas, gardens and enhanced boulevards and medians to beautify our City in the Country.
- Tree Guidelines: Trees provide important environmental benefits and enhance the quality of life in our neighbourhoods. They help clean the air we breathe by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. By shading our homes in the summer, trees keep us cool and reduce our cooling costs. Their greenery provides us with a visual link to our west coast environment and studies show that retention of trees can increase property values by more than 20 percent.
- Suggested List of Replacement Trees
Coquitlam - Coquitlam's urban forest is all around you. The urban forest is an important component of the entire ecological system. It includes the soil, air, water, birds, animals, vegetation, people and their inter-relationships.
City of Courtenay - Tree Management: Our Tree Bylaw manages and protects trees in the City of Courtenay. Garry Oak trees and Dogwood trees are protected throughout the City. If you have Garry Oaks or Dogwoods on your property, we will assist you in finding ways to preserve the trees, while respecting your needs. By working together, we will ensure that there will be Garry Oaks and Dogwoods in the Comox Valley for future generations.
Kamloops: Urban Forestry - To manage our urban forest in a healthy, safe, and sustainable state, which maintains our original forest legacy, manages risk, and increases the canopy coverage for shade, stormwater retention and property value.
Kelowna - The Urban Forestry section is responsible for maintaining trees on City-owned properties such as parks, municipal boulevards and natural areas.
Langley - Greenways and conservation area corridors within Langley are an integral and important part of Langley's Urban Forest. Located within our urban communities, greenways and conservation areas provide natural buffer areas between residential developments where neighbourhoods are geographically divided by the presence of ravines and streams such as Yorkson Creek in Walnut Grove and Bertrand Creek in Aldergrove.
City of Nanaimo contains a significant urban forest that is an important part of our local heritage and setting. In a lot of ways, it help define many of our neighhourhoods in the City. The urban forest includes all of the trees and ground vegetation found throughout the City on both private and public land.
Prince George Our Urban Forest: Prince George Community Forest, urban forest management, tree replanting program, urban wildland interface fire plan, with links to the Parks webpage.
Richmond - Partners for Beautification: Adopt-a-Tree. Under this program, adoptive groups would agree to undertake tree-planting activities within clearly defined guidelines established by the City.
Surrey - Green Timbers Urban Forest: Green Timbers Heritage Society came into being in 1987 to develop and encourage public knowledge and awareness of forests in urban areas. We are acting as stewards for Green Timbers forest of Surrey preserving and enhancing its natural values. In
- Trees in Vancouver. Vancouver Park Board staff are responsible for the care and maintenance of all public trees. Our dedicated arborists grow trees at Vancouvers own tree farm and plant thousands of new trees each year. Staff systematically inspect and prune both park and street trees, respond to thousands of service requests annually, and treat trees when they become diseased or infested with pests. Together with neighbourhood groups, schools, and other agencies, the Park Board promotes and enhances our urban forest to ensure the beauty and liveability of our city.
- Green Space: Urban Forestry - The trees in Vancouver's parks and streets are estimated to number about 1.6 million.
- Private Property Tree Information
- Stanley Park is recognized around the globe as one of the great parks of the world! Vancouver's first park and one of the city's main tourist attractions, Stanley Park is an evergreen oasis of 400 hectares (1,000 acres) close to the downtown core.
Vernon - Tree Maintenance - Trees located on city boulevards are the responsibility of the City. Each year the City conducts a formal inspection of all boulevard trees and this inspection generates a list of pruning, removal, and planting.
City of Victoria - Parks Development: Through innovative leadership, ensure the provision of parks, recreation and community programs, services, and initiatives that promote community well being and enhance the quality of life of citizens to produce a healthy, vibrant, positive and strong community.
Brandon - Dutch Elm Disease Management in Brandon: Dutch Elm Disease is managed jointly between the Province and the City of Brandon. This program has been very successful in limiting the loss of elm trees in our community from this deadly disease.
Winnipeg - The Urban Forestry Services Branch is responsible for all aspects of modern 'urban forestry'. This includes tree inventories, tree planting, watering and fertilizing, pruning, D.E.D. control, removal operations, public relations and education, extension services, group workshops, on-site inspections and contract administration. Direct Service includes both boulevard and park trees, however the Forestry Branch also becomes involved in projects in natural areas and other public open spaces.
Fredricton - Our Valuable Trees: Fredericton regards the importance of its urban forest as second to none and an extremely valuable resource. The many trees and green spaces contribute to the health and the wellbeing for all who live, work and play in the Capital City.
Newfoundland and Labrador
St. John's - The Park Services Division is responsible for the maintenance of the St. John's Urban Forest which includes the maintenance, protection, removal and planting of trees on public property as well as the maintenance of private
Halifax Regional Municipality - Urban Forest Master Plan. When completed and approved by Regional Council, the HRM Urban Forest Master Plan (UFMP) will be a strategic policy document that will help manage the urban forest in Halifax Regional Municipality over the next 25 years.
Brantford - Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry: The Forestry Division of the Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for the preservation, promotion, and maintenance of trees.
Burlington - Urban Forestry links to Emerald Ash Borer & Asian Longhorned Beetle This program protects Burlington's treescape investment by reducing disease spread, eliminating obstruction of signs and providing a quality of life for residents and wildlife.
Hamilton - When you think of Hamilton, think green! The Forestry Section has stewardship of hundreds of thousands of municipal trees across this vast City of Hamilton. We care for, trim and maintain more than 120,000 trees located in parks, open spaces and cemeteries. In addition, our foresters maintain over 300,000 street trees located within the road allowance of the 3,088 kilometres of City roads.
Kawartha Lakes - The City of Kawartha Lakes is home to over 9,700 acres of natural woodland, which offers multiple leisure opportunities for its community residents. Maintaining a healthy, sustainable urban forest is very important to the health and beautification of our City. Urban forestry includes the planting of new trees, pruning of existing trees, removal of declining unsafe trees, stump removal and pest management.
Kitchener - Tree Management Policy: The City of Kitchener recognizes that trees make much more than just an aesthetic contribution to our neighbourhoods. They also make a contribution to the human spirit and add to our quality of life. They improve our air quality, increase privacy, add to habitat conservation and enhance biodiversity. Trees are a precious resource.
London - The City of London's Forestry Group is responsible for managing the trees on public property, including parks and along streets. The overall goal is to plant, maintain and remove trees to support and improve the urban tree canopy that delivers a wide range of economic, ecological and social benefits.
Markham - The Urban Forestry Section of the Park Department is responsible for the planting, care, pruning and removal of all trees on Town of Markham property. These include street trees (trees in the Town maintained boulevards) as well as
Mississauga - Mississauga's Urban Forestry Section is responsible for the inspections and maintenance operations of all City trees that include street tree planting, pruning and removals, management of woodlands, the Private Tree By-Law, Public Utilities issues relating to trees and Boulevard Maintenance and nuisance weed inspections.
Oakville - All trees located throughout the Town of Oakville make up the "urban forest." Municipal trees contribute to an important part of Oakville's urban landscape while providing a wide variety of social, community, economic and environmental benefits. These benefits include climate moderation, air quality improvements, water conservation, habitat for birds and other wildlife and increased property values.
Oshawa was recognized in the 1999 and 2001 Communities in Bloom Program for our Forestry and Environmental Stewardship Programs that includes over 25,000 urban and rural street trees and over 350 acres of open space and wood lots. Maintaining a healthy, sustainable, urban forest is very important for the health and beautification of our City.
Ottawa - Woodlands, wildlife habitats, parks, rivers and streams - all of these natural areas serve to ease the tensions of everyday urban living. And the City of Ottawa manages and preserves our natural areas to ensure that these spaces are protected for our enjoyment today and for the enjoyment of our children, tomorrow.
Richmond Hill - The Urban Forestry Section of the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is responsible for the protection, planting, maintenance and removal of trees deemed to be on Town lands. The Urban Forest in the Town of Richmond Hill encompasses an area where there is human influence on trees and vegetation. Whether you are strolling down a park pathway enjoying the shade of the trees on a warm summer's day, or taking in the shaded view at Mill Pond, trees increase our enjoyment of the outdoors.
Thunder Bay - Urban forestry is the sustained planning, planting, protection, maintenance, and care of trees, forests, greenspace and related resources in and around our communities. Trees are green infrastructure.
Toronto -A major responsibility of Urban Forestry Services is the maintenance of City owned trees, particularly trees that grow on the City road allowance and in parks. Urban Forestry Services is responsible for maintaining approximately 500,000 City owned street trees and 2.5 million trees in parks, ravines and natural areas.
Waterloo - The City of Waterloo Forestry Division is responsible for managing the trees on City property, including all environmental areas and parks, trails, and along the streets. Our goal is to plant, maintain and remove trees to support and improve the urban tree canopy which delivers a wide range of economic, ecological and social benefits to all residents of The City of Waterloo.
Windsor: Parks and Forestry - Responsible for civic leadership in urban forestry, civic
Woodstock: Foresty Program - City Forestry Inventory: Approx. 100 woodlots/vegetative features which cover 249 Ha. which translates to 7.8% of the Citys land mass, 30,000-40,000 Street Trees, 15,000-20,000 Park Trees (does not include woodlots)
York Region: Transportation and Works - The Natural Heritage and Forestry Services section is responsible for four Regional Program functions which are integral to the sustainable management of the Region's 'Green Infrastructure'. The development and implementation of these priority initiatives helps to ensure and demonstrate that our natural environment, including the urban forest, is protected and enhanced for the enjoyment of present and future generations.
Montreal Botanic Garden - With its collection of 22,000 plant species and cultivars, 10 exhibition greenhouses, some thirty thematic gardens, and teams of researchers and activities staff, the Montréal Botanical Garden ranks as one of the world's largest and most spectacular botanical gardens.
Pointe-Claire - The Parks and Horticultural Division is responsible for the urban forest. Without taking into consideration wooded areas, Pointe-Claire has an inventory of over 18 000 trees located in parks and alongside streets, on the portion of
Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown - The City of Charlottetown recognized the importance of a healthy environment for the betterment of residents and merchants of Charlottetown, and has set one of their goals to better focus on Beautification and Forestry.
Moose Jaw - The Saskatchewan Urban Forest Diversification Program was launched in 2000 to help replace some of the elm trees lost to Dutch Elm Disease and to diversify the tree species in the province's urban and rural forests. Thanks to the generous support of TransCanada Pipelines, Tree Canada Foundation (TCF), in partnership with the Saskatchewan Dutch Elm Disease Association, worked with 35 communities to plant 4,000 trees in 2000.
Regina was established on a treeless grass prairie. Today, our urban forest creates a lush green canopy for all to enjoy. It is everyone's responsibility to take care of our urban forest so future generations can enjoy trees as we do today.
Saskatoon - Trees play a significant role in our quality of life and provide a positive effect by beautifying our city for residents and tourists to enjoy. All trees that grow in Saskatoon are part of the urban forest including trees on both private and public property.
Weyburn - The Parks Department is responsible for the management of Weyburns urban forest which includes all city-owned tree located in parks and green spaces, along boulevards and residential streets, and on the grounds of various city-owned facilities.