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What is Urban Forestry

urfor_dThe urban forest is made up of all trees clustered and scattered within an urban area. It includes the trees in parks, along streets, natural areas, and even trees in the yard of a residential property. Each of these trees has an important role in the urban landscape of eastern Ontario by providing aesthetic, social, community, economic, and environmental benefits. Not only do trees improve air quality and provide wildlife habitat; they can also increase property values!

Eastern Ontario Urban Forest Network Definition

" The urban forest includes a diversity of trees, shrubs and plants in river corridors, ravines, natural areas, parks, streets and backyards. It is the “green infrastructure” of the neighborhood that makes it a pleasant and comfortable place to live. In eastern Ontario “urban” is meant to include all cities, towns, villages and hamlets that are interested in trees."