Trees & Ravines

Urban Forestry Projects

Urban Forestry Current Project Updates

Replanting of native undergrowth in a section of high Park clear by a controlled burnUrban Forestry plans and implements a variety of restoration and habitat management projects. These projects can include tree inventories, master plans, invasive species management and specialized habitat restoration. This work responds to the various challenges to our urban forest as outlined in Toronto's Strategic Forest Management Plan.   

Current Projects

Prescribed Burn Fire-line at High Park

Prescribed Burn

Urban Forestry has been using fire as part of its natural area management plans for Black Oak Savannah habitats in three city parks: High Park, Lambton Park, and South Humber Park.

Emerald Ash Borer in Tree

Ash Management

Emerald ash borer has had a devastating effect in Toronto. Plans for dead ash tree removal and area restoration will continue to be implemented throughout 2015.

Chorley Park

Chorley Park

In 2014, the City will construct a multi-use trail from Chorley Park to connect the Beltline Trail to the street network in the Rosedale neighbourhood.

Mud Creek

Mud Creek

Urban Forestry is working in partnership with Toronto Water and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to improve storm water flow conditions and overall ravine health throughout the Mud Creek watershed.


Toronto Ravine Strategy

The City looks to have a comprehensive strategy that brings all aspects of the ravine system currently addressed in a number of different City plans/strategies, regulations and by-laws.

Featured Projects


Glen Stewart Ravine

Glen Stewart is an 11 hectare ravine with a wide diversity of plant and bird life. Fed by clean ground water from Ames Creek, the ravine forest is dominated by red oak and red maple.


High Park Woodland Restoration

High Park’s Black Oak woodlands and savannahs, in combination with its other unique plant communities, provide a unique refuge for plants and animals within Toronto’s urban environment that is invaluable to a wide range of flora and fauna, as well as to local residents and the wider scientific community.

Crothers Woods

Crothers Woods

Crothers Woods is a 52-hectare mature maple-beech-oak woodland located in the Don River valley. Many trees in Crothers Woods are more than a century old, with parts of the forest remaining in much the same condition as it was before European settlement.