Our Community Forestry department organizes efforts to increase the urban tree canopy through community and school-based volunteer plantings, municipal tree distributions, and other special forestry initiatives.
We plant trees because we believe a vibrant urban tree canopy is essential to a healthy planet.
Why are trees important in our communities?
As one of our core focus areas, we are committed to planting trees to grow a vibrant and resilient urban forest.
Urban and community forests:
- Clean the air and reduce polluted water runoff to our lakes and rivers.
- Sequester carbon, shade our homes, and cool our cities.
- Trees keep us healthy, improve liveability, reduce stress and crime, increase property values, and increase business traffic.
In the end, the real question is, what can’t trees do?