Oblique aerial angle photo of Lorne Park

Welcome to the Urban Forest!

Most people don't think of themselves as living in a forest, but there's a good chance that if you look out your window right now you can see a tree. No, it's not what comes to mind when you hear the word 'forest', but at the landscape level each tree in Brantford contributes to an urban forest that is intermingled with the streets and buildings that make up the city.

Check out the information below and the links on the left to find out what the City does for you and how you can promote the Urban Forest!

2018 Christmas Tree Drive

It's that time of year again when the City's horticulture staff start thinking about how to spread Christmas cheer across the community. Help us make the city even more beautiful this Christmas season by donating any healthy spruce trees on your front property that you are willing to part with. The trees will be used to create wreaths, boughs and a host of other decorations.

Forestry staff will inspect eligibility to ensure that the tree is in good condition. Please note that while selected trees will be removed at no cost, removal of the remaining stump is the homeowner's responsibility.

Please call us at 519-756-1500 for more information and/or to set up a tree inspection appointment.

Tree-Related City Services:

  • Plant & Maintain all trees on road Right of Way
  • Plant & Maintain all trees in Parks & Trails
  • Enforce Private & City Tree Bylaws
  • Road-side leaf & brush pickup info at Environmental Services
  • Safety of private trees info at the Building Department (Property Standards)

Trees By The Numbers

  • 65,000 trees along streets
  • 26,000 trees in parks (not including forest/woodland)
  • 250 dead, dying, or hazardous trees removed each year by Parks & Recreation
  • 500 trees planted each year along roadsides
  • 2500 inspection requests received every year
  • 5000 - 10000┬átrees planted by community groups each year
  • 900 acres of shade generated by street trees
  • 210 acres - Waterworks Park, the largest forested park in Brantford
  • 4 Bylaws that relate specifically to trees: City Tree Bylaw, Private Tree Bylaw, Parks Bylaw, Property Standards Bylaw

How Can We Help You?

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