Urban Canopy

    Defining the Urban Tree Canopy

    The first task of the newly established Urban Canopy Workgroup was to clearly define “Urban Tree Canopy”, to provide a more focused definition of ‘Urban Forest’ and ‘Canopy’ to support the CSLA membership’s endeavors to lend professional support and advocacy to the ongoing health and sustainable growth of the urban forest in general.  

    CLICK HERE to read the established a common definition of 'urban canopy

    The Urban Canopy Workgroup

    In the Spring of 2020, the Committee on Climate Adaptation formed the Urban Canopy Working Group. As of July, 2020, the working group has established its objectives, which are, to partner with arborists, the Canadian Landscape Standard Steering Committee and other stakeholders, such as the Canadian Forestry 
    Service and the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, to:

    • establish a common definition of 'urban canopy';
    • draft a position paper;
    • prepare content for presentation at the Congress;
    • create a national trees species planting guide;
    • draft a template municipal urban canopy bylaw; and
    • create resources and tools for landscape architects.

    The development of tools and guidelines supporting our urban canopy supports many of our associations’, government and global objectives, such as:

    Members of the Workgroup

    Nicci Theroux, Chair
    Michelle Legault, Ex-Officio

    Meredith Mitchell
    Adele Pierre
    Robert Cram
    Patricia Campbell
    Jill Yuzwa
    Lisa Shkut
    Nancy McLean
    Elaine Ethier
    Maggie Bonnetta
    Anna Lawrence
    Beverly Sandalack
    Michael D. Evans
    Adam Vasilevich
    Glen Manning
    Steve Robinson
    Sarah Lynn Saari

    Jihany Hassun
    Vanessa Aykroyd
    Miyo Takeda
    Caylee Dyck
    Maryam Sabzevari
    Jill Hestbak
    Tara Coley 
    Isabelle Giasson
    Leila Todd 
    Rachel Fraser
    Katharine Walker
    Danielle Larocque
    Stephen Lovering 
    Katherine Peck 
    Véronique Faille
    Alex Bartlett 
    Iseult Séguin Aubé 

    Bhavana Bonde 
    Nell Gasiewicz 
    Ted Radlak 
    Christine Haylock 
    Jill Robertson 
    Doug Carlyle 
    Tina George 
    Gary Zhang 
    Pierre Bouchard
    Rajinder Singh 
    Mike Light 
    Erika Mashig 
    Lisa Mactaggart 
    Gavin Wyman 
    Lynda Rybinski
    Christine Madison 
    Craig Willett
    Richard Bradt

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