Urban forests are the trees and treed environments in both urban and rural communities, on both public and private lands. Urban forests include trees in parks, yards, along pathways, boulevards, roads, other green spaces, natural areas and in some communities, local working forests. Urban forests are a key asset in supporting more livable, healthy, sustainable and economically vibrant communities.
There are several tools and strategies that can be used to help communities enhance the values in their urban forest and address some of the challenges. Find out more in the new Planning and Implementation tool located here:http://www.toolkit.bc.ca/Plan-Do/Urban-Forests