Trees planted in urban conditions face many challenges such as poor soil, extreme weather, tree diseases and lack of nutrients but we're committed to helping them adapt to life in our city.
What is The City doing for our trees and urban forests?
The City takes a number of steps to ensure that City-owned trees are properly watered and cared for. The majority of our trees are planted in the spring, which ensures they get a full growing season to become established. Young trees are often equipped with green water bags that allow moisture to gradually soak into the ground around the root system to help them grow, and water trucks with non-potable water are used to do supplemental watering when needed.
32 Ave N.E. update
We are continuing work along 32 Ave N.E. that has been undergone for the past three years. Parks in the past three years has replaced over 155 trees and will replant another 150 this 2015 season. The trees consist of various types and sizes to ensure species diversity and increase landscape, appear along 32 Av N.E. Planting will begin in July 2015.
Currently, the previously planted trees have begun to leaf out and have already been watered this very dry spring.
To minimize the impact to businesses, visitors, and community residents, we will conduct the work in the morning hours, starting at 7 a.m. We will also do our best to minimize the impact of the work on traffic by using side streets. If you have any questions or require more information, please contact 311.
Urban Forest Tree Preservation Survey Findings
The City of Calgary engaged Calgarians to better understand how they view their urban forest and potential initiatives to encourage its preservation. The research results illustrate the need for a deeper analysis of the health and distribution of our urban forest and to investigate further opportunities to enhance it.