Tree Canopy Target

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We’re setting a target for the tree canopy in Kitchener, and we want to know what you think! The tree canopy is the layer of branches, leaves, and stems that cover the ground when viewed from above.

Urban forestry experts and industry best practice suggest all neighbourhoods aim to have at least 30% tree canopy. Every resident should be able to see at least three good sized trees from their own home.

To achieve this type of target (30%), efforts and investments must focus on specific actions in specific locations. The type of action might not be exactly the same in all places. To be successful, we need to establish best practices, take action on our policy, and involve the community throughout.

Your feedback will be used together with our Sustainable Urban Forest Strategy to help set a tree canopy target for Kitchener. For more information, read our backgrounder, recent technical report and our current Urban Forest Strategy.


Please subscribe for project updates by clicking the Subscribe button at the top right-hand corner.


We’re setting a target for the tree canopy in Kitchener, and we want to know what you think! The tree canopy is the layer of branches, leaves, and stems that cover the ground when viewed from above.

Urban forestry experts and industry best practice suggest all neighbourhoods aim to have at least 30% tree canopy. Every resident should be able to see at least three good sized trees from their own home.

To achieve this type of target (30%), efforts and investments must focus on specific actions in specific locations. The type of action might not be exactly the same in all places. To be successful, we need to establish best practices, take action on our policy, and involve the community throughout.

Your feedback will be used together with our Sustainable Urban Forest Strategy to help set a tree canopy target for Kitchener. For more information, read our backgrounder, recent technical report and our current Urban Forest Strategy.


Please subscribe for project updates by clicking the Subscribe button at the top right-hand corner.

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    First we’ll ask you to read some background information about the tree canopy. Then we’ll ask for your feedback to help us set a target and design a program to achieve it. It will take 8-10 minutes to read the information and answer the survey.

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