More than just something that beautifies a city; trees have been shown to contribute to the health of citizens who live near and among them. The maintenance of the urban forest is, therefore, of vital importance to the City of Fredericton. The many trees and green spaces in the city contribute to the wellbeing for all who live, work and play in Fredericton.
There are 30,000 street and ornamental park trees within City Limits, ranging in age, size and species. The city’s urban forest provides wildlife habitats, soil stabilization, shelter from the elements, clean air, aesthetic and social value. Trees are also a part of city history, enjoyed daily and celebrated annually on Arbor Day, the third Thursday of May.
By embracing the principals of IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and adhering to the guidelines of the ISA (International Society of Arboriculture), the Parks & Trees division ensures that the urban forest is cared for and maintained in an environmentally-responsible manner.