Our Urban Forest


Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP)​

The City of Brampton has developed its first Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP). The UFMP provides strategic guidance intended to maximize the environmental, social, economic, and health benefits that trees provide to the community.

The UFMP is part of  Brampton's Grow Green Environmental Master Plan (EMP) and one of the key initiatives addressing Brampton's 2040 Vision, Brampton’s 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 public and private lands in Brampton make up the City's urban forest including:
  • trees in valleylands and woodlands
  • trees on roads, boulevards and parking lots
  • trees on institutional and employment lands  
  • trees in residential neighbourhoods on streets, in yards and in parks. ​​​ ​

Why are Trees so Important?

Trees provide many critical environmental, social, economic, and health services to the owners of the trees and the entire community. However, the urban forest faces many challenges which can negatively impact the health of the urban forest and the extent of the cover it provides (e.g., climate change, urbanization, invasive species, and tree pests and diseases). A good strategic plan can help build resilience to these challenges and stressors by identifying actions to maintain a healthy tree canopy for the long term.

UFMP Development

The development of the UFMP was based on research, analysis and engagement that took place over 2020 and 2021. 
The Phase 1 engagement (Fall 2020) involved outreach to City staff, external organizations, Brampton residents, City Council, and other existing or potential partners. Those engaged were asked for their input on challenges and opportunities related to the City’s urban forest. 

The UFMP project team received over 300 survey responses and engaged with more than 60 internal and external stakeholders through virtual workshops. This input was coupled with background research and technical analysis to inform the Draft UFMP.

Further information from the Draft UFMP and about the proposed framework are available in the ​Summary of Draft UFMP

The following video from Phase 1 engagement (Fall 2020) provides an overview about the UFMP development.

Urban Forest Art Contest Submissions​

Many thanks to those who contributed to the UFMP art contest. The talent and creativity of the submissions was truly amazing! 

There were more than 250 submissions, which can be viewed below. Each submission showed a unique perspective of Brampton's vibrant and diverse community through images of our urban forest.

Congratulations to our winner, Sujana Haider! 

The finalists, runners-up and honourable mentions are shown below (hover over image to view text). The winning image is showcased on the cover of the UFMP and many of the images are being featured in the engagement materials and in the plan.​