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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.

The City is committed to growing, sustaining, acquiring, maintaining, preserving and protecting our urban forest. 

Plan, Policy and Procedure

The Urban Forest Management Plan outlines key principles, objectives and strategies.

Corporate Tree Management Policy and Tree Reserve Procedure outline roles and responsibilities in managing the City of Edmonton Urban Forest and outline mechanisms to ensure preservation and protection.

The policy also refers to three supporting guidelines that are used by the City including:

Tree Preservation Guidelines
Guidelines for Evaluation of Trees
Natural Stand Valuation Guidelines

  • In most cases, the trees that line the streets and that grow in our parks and River Valley are owned by the City
  • Call 311 to confirm if a tree adjacent to or on your construction site is a City-owned tree
  • City trees exist in parks, along boulevards, natural areas - including our River Valley and ravines and tableland native tree stands and naturalized sites - all require our stewardship

Trees and Construction

Are you planning any construction or demolition work, laydown sites or site access within 5 meters of any City trees? Unsure if activities you are coordinating on or off City property may have an impact on City trees?

Learn about Trees and Construction to protect City trees and what steps to take prior to beginning your project. 

Did you know trees have to be protected during construction? Learn how.

The City manages several programs to ensure the preservation and protection of our Urban Forest.

Tips and resources on caring for your trees - planting, watering, pruning, and controlling pests and disease.

Root for Trees is a tree planting initiative which increases tree planting within the city.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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