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Urban Forest Management Plan - City of Edmonton

In May 2012, the City of Edmonton approved a 10-year plan for urban forestry. All trees within city limits are included as part of the urban forest for the Edmonton area; modeling programs indicate that the existing urban forest removed 531 tonnes of pollutants in one year.

The Plan has 3 objectives, each with corresponding short-term, medium-term and long-term strategies:

  1. Effectively manage, monitor, sustain and ensure the health and growth of Edmonton's urban forest
  2. The general public, other city agencies, neighbouring communities and partners are informed of the importance and benefits of the urban forest, relevant forestry issues and best management practices
  3. Protect native forest and tree stands in conjunction with the Office of Biodiversity