Industry News: Urban Forestry

Covering Calgary in a canopy is a battle

Wednesday, February 7, 2018  
Posted by: Jennifer Olivares

Calgarians love their trees. A new city report says so. But trees do not love Calgary.

The benefits of planting a robust tree canopy – beauty, cleaner air, better property values – are well known to urban dwellers. But in this western city, it's an expensive, uphill battle to create a forest oasis in the middle of what was once a vast, dry prairie.

Nearly every tree in Calgary, whether on public or private land, was planted by people. Our urban forest is a human-made project.


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