This page is compiled material that has been useful to us as we work to preserve trees in the community. Hopefully this information will be helpful for you in your community’s work.
Please let us know if you have relevant materials we can consider adding.
Bylaws & Policies
Scientific Evidence of the Benefits
Trees Canada: Benefits of Trees
– Shade trees reduce building energy use
– The impact of trees and white surfaces
– Neighborhood greenspace and health in a large urban center
– TD Special Report: The Value of Urban Forests across Canada
– Promoting and preserving biodiversity in the urban forest
– The role of trees in urban stormwater management
– Soil surface temperatures reveal moderation of the urban heat island effect by trees and shrubs
Best Practices in Municipal Tree Protection
Street Trees as an Urban Asset
Tree Care video Series
Oak Wilt in Ontario
– Oak Wilt Prevention Checklist
– Common Oak Wilt Signs
Global Warming and Plants
Are we doing Tree Planting Right?
One Canopy: Tree Planting Strategy
Urban Forest Study: Guelph
A Synopsis on Protecting & Commemorating Heritage Trees