Our Urban Canopy: Results from the Tree Inventory

Trinity_Park_TreeSurvey_April2014Last summer, eight enthusiastic interns began a tree inventory of Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood. Highlights of their results can be seen below and in the accompanying image.

INVENTORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 494 trees were inventoried.
  • The most common species was honey locust.
  • Maples made up 22% of the canopy.
  • Approximately 40% were native species.
  • Over 70% had minimal to no defoliation (indicator of good health); although over half had confined root space.
  • The largest tree was a silver maple located on Bellwoods Ave.

The tree inventory is one component of the Trinity Bellwoods Urban Forest Management Plan, which was developed through a partnership between the University of Toronto Faculty of Forestry, Trinity Bellwoods Community Association, Ossington Community Association, Friends of Roxton Road Parks, and Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park.

If you are interested in volunteering or want to learn more, please email TrinityBellwoodsUrbanForestry@gmail.com.

For more information, see the April 2014 Tree Inventory Update.

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