What is the Urban Forest?
All trees on both public and private land throughout the Brampton make up this city's urban forest - from trees within valleylands and woodland, to trees in road boulevards and parking lots, on institutional lands and employment lands, and trees planted in yards of residential neighbourhoods.
Why are Trees so Important?
Trees provide a variety of environmental, social, and economic services. This includes, but is not limited to, storing carbon, releasing oxygen, mitigating urban heat island effect, screening wind, reducing noise, reducing stormwater runoff, providing habitat, producing food, increasing property values, and improving mental health. These benefits are not limited to the owners of the trees, but serve the entire community, both locally and globally.