Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP)
The City of Brampton is developing its first Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP). The UFMP will provide strategic guidance intended to sustain and enhance the urban forest in Brampton to maximize the environmental, social, economic and health benefits it provides to the community.
The UFMP is part of the Brampton's Grow Green Environmental Master Plan (EMP) and one of the key initiatives to addressing Brampton's 2040 Vision, Community Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan (CEERP) and the target to plant one million trees in Brampton by 2040.
What is the Urban Forest?
All trees on both public and private land in Brampton make up our city's urban forest - from trees within valleylands and woodlands, to trees on roads, boulevards and parking lots, on institutional lands and employment lands, as well as trees planted in yards of residential neighbourhoods.
Why are Trees so Important?
Trees provide a variety of critical environmental, social, economic and health services to not only the owners of the trees, but the entire community. However, our urban forest faces many challenges, including climate change, urbanization and the introduction of invasive pests and diseases, which negatively impacts the health and sustainability of our urban forest.
The development of the UFMP was launched in December 2019 and is expected to be completed in 2021.
We are seeking input from City staff, external organizations, local Indigenous communities, Brampton residents, City Council, and other key stakeholders.
For questions on the UFMP and it's events, email BramptonGreenCity@brampton.ca.