Trees & Ravines


Image of planner marking up a landscape drawing showing the placement of trees and shrubs on a site.

Toronto has long recognized the importance of the urban forest and the benefits it provides, and over the past decade has improved tree-related polices, by-laws and guidelines to better support the protection and enhancement of the urban forest.  City Council has provided a firm commitment to growing the city's urban forest to maximize the potential ecological, social, and economic benefits derived from urban trees.

Good planning, including coordination with other City divisions and external partners, is the cornerstone of providing Urban Forestry services effectively and efficiently.  This includes the ongoing development and implementation of standards and policies, and coordination of studies, planning and analyses aimed at supporting a consistent approach to urban forest management issues.




Urban Forestry reports and strategic plans