Edmonton's river valley

The City is committed to growing, sustaining, maintaining, preserving and protecting our urban forest.

Public Tree Bylaw

A new permit process for tree protection and preservation comes into effect on May 1, 2022. The Public Tree Bylaw requires a permit and a tree protection or preservation plan for any work done within five metres of a boulevard and open space tree or within 10 metres of a natural stand. Information about the permit process will be available in the coming months. The bylaw passed on August 30, 2021 and applies to City-owned trees only.

Edmonton’s Urban Forest

As Edmontonians, we value and understand the importance of the city’s urban forest. Edmonton’s trees provide many environmental, ecological, economic, and social benefits. These include sequestering greenhouse gases, reducing damage from stormwater, providing wildlife habitat, reducing costs for winter heating and summer cooling, and promoting a self of well-being and positive mental health! With careful stewardship, these benefits can continue for generations, appreciating over time.