yegTreeMap is a tool that citizens of Edmonton can use to register the trees they plant or already have on their private property. This tool tracks the energy, stormwater flow, carbon dioxide and air quality benefits that trees provide in an urban environment.
The City of Edmonton has identified a need to preserve and expand our urban forest. The approved Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) sets out a 10-year strategy for managing and enhancing our urban forest.
Root for Trees is an enhanced tree planting initiative which intends to increase tree planting within the city through continued partnerships with corporations, individual residents and community groups. The target of this initiative is to plant an additional 16,000 trees annually by volunteers on public and private land. The vision of Root for Trees is to have a city of trees planted by Edmontonians.
There are several ways that you can explore and use yegTreeMap.
We tried to include all of the major ornamental and native species found in Edmonton, but we could easily have missed a few. If your tree species is not an option in yegTreeMap, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request to have it added to the system.
Watch this video for instructions on how to properly measure the diameter of your tree. Entering the diameter is essential for helping track that tree’s growth and environmental benefits.
The core data comes from the City of Edmonton tree inventory updated on a regular basis by City of Edmonton – Beautification and Greening Initiatives. The raw data can be found here: https://data.edmonton.ca/Environmental-Services/Trees-Species-Map-View-/cggb-hzzm
There are a number of great ways to get involved in caring for trees, supporting forest stewardship, and learning more about trees and plants in the Edmonton area.
Most of the original data has come from City of Edmonton Forestry employees who have carefully surveyed street trees throughout the city. We have implemented a number of checks that will hopefully prevent the entering of incorrect data. If you find incorrect information, please let us know by contacting email@example.com.
yegTreeMap is a collaborative mapping tool and inventory of trees in the City of Edmonton. It is not a tool for reporting issues with trees or potentially hazardous or dead trees. If you are concerned about a tree on public land, please call 311 within the City of Edmonton. If you are located outside the City of Edmonton, please contact your local government to determine the best way to report tree issues.
Personal information is collected under the authority of section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for the administration of the Roots for Trees project. If you have any questions regarding this collection of personal information, please contact the Program Coordinator at 780-442-4310.
If you have any questions about yegTreeMap that have not been answered here please email firstname.lastname@example.org