For the past several years, the City has lost roughly 3,000 Boulevard and Open Space Trees annually. Trees succumb to pests and disease, construction damage, drought, vehicle collisions, storm damage, age and other external circumstances. Furthermore, in the late 1990s and early 2000s, a drought contributed to a significant loss of total canopy. Roughly 20,000 trees were lost and that loss has yet to be completely replaced.

Tree species are selected for a variety of reasons, such as site conditions and proximity to surrounding infrastructure. A tree species may also be selected to help increase the tree species diversity within Edmonton’s urban forest. Tree species diversity is especially important in our changing climate and to reduce the impact of disease and pests.

Neighbourhood Tree Planting Map - Renewal Planting 2023