Defining the Urban Tree Canopy
An Urban Canopy Workgroup was established in 2020 to clearly define “Urban Tree Canopy”, and 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.
The development of tools and guidelines supporting our urban canopy supports many of our associations’, government and global objectives, such as:
- IFLA Climate and Biodiversity Action Plan
- Resilient, Transformative and Sustainable: A Positive Approach to a Changing Future (CSLA’s Position Paper on Climate Adaptation)
- The federal government’s promise to plant 2 billion trees
- Municipal urban forest master plans