Trees play an important role in the beauty and environmental health of our city. Trees clean the air by giving off oxygen, storing carbon and recycling moisture into the atmosphere. They help prevent soil erosion, help modify temperatures and act as windbreaks. Foresters – tree experts - refer to trees in towns and cities as "urban trees”. Urban trees provide much more than attractive landscaping. They remove carbon dioxide from the air and help to produce the oxygen people breathe. They also act as visual barriers and reduce noise pollution.
Brampton’s urban forest is not just in ravines and natural areas. It includes the trees and shrubs growing along streets and in people’s backyards. A healthy urban forest is varied, both in species and age and supports wildlife.
Each year, the Urban Forestry Section of the Parks Maintenance and Operations Division inspect more than 5,000 trees to maintain the trees’ health and integrity, while planting about 8,000 trees yearly to contribute to the health of our planet. Urban Forestry protects, maintains and manages the urban forests in our community.
Tree Benefits Estimator
This online tool estimates the energy savings and other environmental benefits provided by your existing tree. It can also help you to decide where to plant new trees around your home. Click here to use the estimator.
||Brampton is popularly known as the "Flower City" of Canada. With more than 400 roadside gardens and wonderful destination gardens, it is easy to see why Brampton is a "Communities in Bloom" International Award winner! |
The Horticulture Section of the Parks Maintenance and Operations Division is devoted to keeping City parks and boulevards looking picturesque by maintaining over 913 flower beds within our City.
Each year our gardeners plant approximately 400,000 annual flowers during the spring season and 380,000 flower bulbs alongside boulevards during our autumn season keeping our City looking bright, vibrant and beautiful.