MARKHAM URBAN FOREST STUDY
Markham’s urban forest has an estimated 3.29 million trees covering 21% of the city. Trees are vital natural assets and are the green lungs of the city. They provide multiple benefits to residents including carbon storage and sequestration, air pollution removal, residential energy savings, supporting stormwater management and providing wildlife habitat.
Purpose of Study
The Forest Study describes the current state and condition of the City’s urban forest and examines factors that may impact its health and function, such as invasive species and soil condition.
The technical report examines the following:
The technical report also provides recommendations to protect and improve the urban forest.
A Technical Working Group was established for this Study comprising staff from the City of Markham, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, and York Region to review the study findings and provide input.
Documents & Resources
Senior Planner II, Natural Heritage
Phone: 905-477-7000 extension 6922