Trees play an important role in the beauty and environmental health of our City.
Trees also help to:
- Remove carbon dioxide and produce oxygen
- Prevent soil erosion
- Modify temperatures
- Act as windbreaks
- Act as visual barriers
- Reduce noise pollution
Brampton’s urban forest is more than just its ravines and natural areas. It includes the trees and shrubs growing along streets and in backyards. A healthy urban forest varies in species and age, while supporting wildlife. Each year, our Forestry division inspects over 5,000 trees to ensure the health and integrity of the trees, while planting approximately 8,000 trees yearly. Forestry is highly committed to protecting, maintaining and managing our urban forests.
Tips on caring for the trees are included below.