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Tree planting at City Hall

Urban forests are increasingly recognized as a critical part of a healthy and sustainable city. The Urban Reforestation and Biodiversity Enhancement Initiative (URBEI) funding is helping the City achieve our 27% urban canopy coverage by 2030 target. This goal will supports the removal of 4,050 tonnes of carbon pollution every year and increase our forest’s carbon storage capacity by 50%. 

As part of this initiative, on March 13, 2023, City Council approved planting approximately 60 trees and native understory to transform City Hall front lawn into a sustainable civic landscape that better reflects city’s commitment to climate action and increasing biodiversity.

Planting is expected to start March 18 and will take approximately two weeks.

Learn more about the Urban Reforestation and Biodiversity Enhancement Initiative.

Date posted:March 7, 2024