Trees on Public Property
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 600,000 City owned street trees and 4 million trees in parks, ravines and natural areas.
Maintenance of City owned trees involves:
- health care
Urban Forestry Services staff actively implement and enforce municipal by-laws that protect City owned trees.
Trees are routinely removed due to old age, poor health, hazardous condition, or other problems however, Urban Forestry Services replaces them and plants thousands more trees annually as part of our tree planting programs. We also actively seek out opportunities and locations for new tree planting sites throughout the City.