Urban Forests for Health and Safety

By now it should be pretty evident that trees have monetary and human health value above and beyond beautifying our cities. So what does an Urban Forest Management Plan look like in action? In Edmonton, the city is seeking to proactively address its drought and flooding woes by doubling its tree canopy—from 10 to 20 percent—through community involvement and tackling policy constraints. The city is engaging in activities including implementing a naturalization master plan, replacing molding and diseased trees with healthy new ones, and looking at strategies to improve soil quality and tree health in the city’s downtown core. The city is also looping in the community to share responsibility for the urban forest through a public education and engagement program, teaching Edmonton residents about both tree maintenance and fire safety. This program addresses the challenge and o...

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