The ReTreeYYC program was started to repopulate and salvage our city’s tree canopy after Snowtember in September of 2014. The City of Calgary plans on planting 9,000 new trees as well as assessing and/or pruning 80,000 trees city-wide this season. In 2015, several Ward 6 communities were a part of the ReTreeYYC initiative. Please refer to our previous update for preceding Ward 6 community efforts and detailed 2016 community plans. The 2016 Ward 6 recipient communities of ReTreeYYC are Aspen Woods, Christie Park and Strathcona Park. These three communities were identified by Urban Forestry to capitalize on discovering opportunities for new tree planting sites to increase our tree canopy.
Please view the ReTreeYYC map to see what action has been taken in your community to-date and a schedule for future tree initiatives at: http://maps.calgary.ca/TreeSchedule. Check out www.calgary.ca/trees for further resources available to you!
Administration will report back to Council on the Recovery and Restoration progress through the Standing Policy Committee on Community and Protective Services no later that Quarter 2 of 2017.
2016 ReTreeYYC initiatives include:
• Investigating technologies that citizens can use to record and report their own trees and/or City trees,
• Reviewing research on how tree pollen can impact human health and strategies that Urban Forestry can undertake to minimize the effect,
•Updates to explain planned work in the Ward and how the ReTreeYYC community planting processes will contribute to a more sustainable urban forest.
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