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Directory of the Urban Forestry Websites of Canadian Civic Governments


Calgary - Parks: Planting trees provides many environmental, public health, welfare and socio-economic benefits to communities including: improvement of air quality by removing gaseous pollutants and dust particles, absorption of carbon monoxide, climate moderation, energy conservation, storm water retention, wildlife habitats, aesthetic value, .....

Edmonton - Trees and Urban Forestry: As Edmontonians we value and understand the importance of the city’s urban forest. Not only do trees create beautiful scenery, they also provide environmental and economic benefits such as reduced air and noise pollution, conserving energy and reducing energy bills.

Grand Prairie - City Parks & Boulevards: 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 the green "fabric" that runs throughout our city and ties all its indiviual parts together into a whole living system.

Medicine Hat - Parks and Recreation Department: developing and maintaining a diverse urban landscape to the highest possible standards, using the most effective and efficient means possible, with a focus on sound environmental practices.

Red Deer - Trees: We all have a role to play in keeping Red Deer’s urban forest healthy and vibrant. Do your part to care for, monitor and stop the spread of tree insects and diseases in your trees and learn about Red Deer's tree programs.

British Columbia

Abbotsford has measures in place to ensure that all trees are healthy and viable and contribute positively to the natural environment. Trees are important in our community to help us sustain a healthy, natural environment.

Burnaby - Urban Forest and Invasive Species Management: The City of Burnaby has preserved nearly 25% of its land base as park and protected areas, much of which is forested. Trees are protected, planted and managed on public and private lands through a number of policies and initiatives.

Coquitlam - Parks and Recreation: 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.

Courtenay - The Urban Forest Strategy will guide how we as a community protect and manage trees on public and private land within the Courtenay boundaries. The urban forest includes the collection of trees, vegetation, soil and associated natural processes across our city’s landscape.

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 - Urban Trees and Wildlife: An overview of trees and forest ecosystems on city-owned properties such as parks, municipal boulevards and natural areas.

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 Trees and the Urban Forest: Find information and tips on tree care, including spotting and handling pest infestations, and learn how the City cares for trees on public properties.

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.

Vancouver - City trees: Vancouver supports a diverse and healthy urban forest. Our streets have over 140,000 trees.

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.

Victoria - Urban Forest Master Plan: Developed in consultation with the community, the City of Victoria's new Urban Forest Master Plan provides a “road map” to help guide the City and its residents to invest in and maintain their urban forest for the future.


Brandon - Urban Forestry Overview: The City of Brandon is working towards being proactive about maintaining a healthy urban forest for current and future generations by creating an Urban Forestry Management Plan.

Winnipeg - The Urban Forestry Services Branch is responsible for all aspects of modern 'urban forestry'. 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.

New Brunswick

Fredricton - Tree Management: 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 well being for all who live, work and play in the Capital City.

Moncton - Trees: information on tree inspection tree planting program, tree pruning, tree removal, and the Emerald Ash Borer.

Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John's - Tree Maintenance: Tree Maintenance, Residential ReLeaf, Tree Planting, Tree Safety Issues, and the Urban Forest Master Plan

Nova Scotia

Halifax - Urban Forestry: Our urban forest includes all trees - from a single maple in a planter, to a row of elms lining a street, to carefully tended pines in residential backyards, to islands of native forest amidst urban development.


Brantford - Trees and Forestry: We plant 500 trees per year along streets and in parks. We use a wide variety of types and sizes that fit each location. It's our goal that every home in Brantford has at least one municipal tree. We encourage you to plant trees too!

Burlington - Burlington's urban forests cover more than 3,800 hectares. The City's varying topography encourages different tree species, ages and sizes. Some of the wooded areas are protected or designated environmentally sensitive while others are located within the provincial greenbelt.

Hamilton - Street Tree Planting Program - The City of Hamilton’s Street Tree Planting program offers free trees to homeowners in Hamilton. Trees are planted in the City-owned road allowance of your property.

Kitchener - Urban Forestry -- On April 29, Kitchener City Council approved the city’s first Sustainable Urban Forest Strategy and implementation plan that will serve as the city’s guiding document for planning, engaging, maintaining, protecting and planting Kitchener’s urban forest.

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.

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.

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 - Urban Forest Management Plan: Our urban forest consists of all the trees on public and private property in Richmond Hill – the ones in your yard, the ones that line our streets and those in our parks and natural areas. These trees provide a wide range of environmental, ecological, social, cultural and economic benefits.

Thunder Bay - Trees: The City of Thunder Bay's Forestry & Horticulture Section manages well over 30,000 trees within the city limits. These trees are important assets of the city that provide scores of benefits to citizens and other infrastructure.

Toronto - Trees in Toronto: information on tree planting, forest management, tree & ravine protection permits, storm damage to trees, and urban forest management.

Waterloo - Trees and yards: Trees on public property (including parks, green spaces, trails and alongside roadways) are the city's responsibility to protect and maintain. We have a public tree bylaw that protects them from being cut down or harmed. We're working to update our urban forestry guidelines and will publish them here when available.

Windsor - Parks and Forestry: Parks and Recreation provides residents and visitors with approximately 2,527 acres of green space within the City of Windsor's 202 parks featuring magnificent gardens, sculptures, numerous monuments and fountains, sport fields, play units, and picnic areas.


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 - Parks and Horticulture Division - Public Works Department: maintains and ensures the quality of improvements related to parks, playground equipment and green spaces. The Division also offers arboriculture and horticulture related services on the City's territory which contributes to the improvement of the quality of life for the citizens.

Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown - Urban Forest: information on Forest Restoration Projects, Memorial Tree And Shrub Program, Urban Tree Inventories, Urban Woodlands And Natural Area, and Urban Wildlife


Moose Jaw - Trees, Weeds, and Pests: Information about the trees of Moose Jaw, Dutch Elm Disease, other tree pests, and caring for new trees.

Regina Trees: Our urban forest creates a lush green canopy for all to enjoy. From banding to pruning to watering, learn how to maintain and take care of our trees for future generations to enjoy.

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 - Urban Forestry / Pruning Program: The Parks Department is responsible for the management of Weyburn's 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.

Yukon Territory

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