The Urban Forest

The urban forest is made up of all the trees, shrubs, grassland and other vegetation, growing on public and private land within the city, and the soil and water that supports them.

Benefits of the Urban Forest 

The urban forest provides important ecosystem services such as air and water filtration, oxygen, shade, carbon sequestration, nutrient cycling and habitat for fauna.  At the city scale, our urban forest helps to adapt our city to climate change, reducing the impact of floods and the urban heat island effect.