Calgary Plans to Double its Urban Forest (The Sprawl)

We’re nearly five months into the COVID-19 pandemic. For many people, the pandemic has resulted in a lot of free time on their hands. If you’ve been down to the Bow River pathways, you’ll see that walks and bike rides have become the time-killer of choice for a lot of Calgarians.

Unbeknownst to them, people have been taking in one of Calgary’s most valuable public resources: its urban forest, which is made up of about seven million trees.

A healthy urban forest is a highly desired urban trait—and a goal.

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