Winnipeg Urban Forest Strategy

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Winnipeggers enjoy and value the city’s trees. Now is the time to plan to ensure we continue to enjoy our urban forest for years to come.

The Winnipeg Urban Forest Strategy will provide a 20-year vision for our city’s tree canopy and develop policy, recommendations, and strategic actions to help protect, preserve, and grow the canopy well into the future.

It will provide direction for all of Winnipeg’s urban forest, which includes vegetation, trees, soil, and associated natural processes across both public and private lands. The urban forest is in our parks, on our streets, and in our own backyards. We’re calling on Winnipeggers to participate in our visioning and planning.

Winnipeggers enjoy and value the city’s trees. Now is the time to plan to ensure we continue to enjoy our urban forest for years to come.

The Winnipeg Urban Forest Strategy will provide a 20-year vision for our city’s tree canopy and develop policy, recommendations, and strategic actions to help protect, preserve, and grow the canopy well into the future.

It will provide direction for all of Winnipeg’s urban forest, which includes vegetation, trees, soil, and associated natural processes across both public and private lands. The urban forest is in our parks, on our streets, and in our own backyards. We’re calling on Winnipeggers to participate in our visioning and planning.

  • May 10, 2021

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    The State of the Urban Forest report is now available in the Document Library. The report presents an in-depth look at the current state of Winnipeg’s urban forest. A shorter summary is also available that provides an overview of the key findings from the report.

    A draft Urban Forest Strategy will be developed with the help of the background information in the State of the Urban Forest report. The draft strategy will provide recommendations to maintain, preserve, and enhance the urban forest over the next 20 years. Public engagement on the draft strategy is expected to occur in early summer 2021.

  • February 23, 2021

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    The Phase 1 Public Engagement Summary is now available and provides an overview of the public input collected for the project. Please visit the Document Library to view the Phase 1 Public Engagement Summary.

    Public input, along with findings from the review of the current state of Winnipeg’s urban forest will help the project team create a draft Winnipeg Urban Forest Strategy. Phase 2 public engagement is expected to occur in the summer 2021 to gather feedback on the draft Winnipeg Urban Forest Strategy.

  • November 2, 2020

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    Thank you to all who participated in phase 1 public engagement for the Winnipeg Urban Forest Strategy. Feedback is currently being considered and a summary of the public engagement process will be posted in winter 2020/21. The deadline for the self-guided walking tours and virtual tours was extended to November 8, 2020 to provide more time to those who would like to participate.

  • October 26, 2020

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    The deadline for self-guided walking tours and virtual tours is extended to November 8, 2020 to provide more time to those who would like to participate. The survey, mapping tool, and discussion forum remain scheduled to close on November 1, 2020. Thank you to all who have already provided input for the Winnipeg Urban Forest Strategy. Phase 2 of public engagement is planned for spring 2021.

  • October 24, 2020

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    Thank you to all who attended a Winnipeg Urban Forest Strategy presentation on October 22 and October 23, 2020. If you were unable to attend, we encourage you to view the presentation slides and provide your comments through the survey, mapping tool, discussion forum, self-guided walking tour, or virtual tour.

    Public engagement opportunities will be available until November 1, 2020.

  • October 8, 2020

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    We want to hear from you!

    Public engagement for the Winnipeg Urban Forest Strategy is now underway.

    Visit the Get Involved! tab to:

    • Take the survey
    • Contribute to the mapping tool
    • Participate in the discussion forum
    • Attend an online presentation
    • Take a self-guided walking tour or virtual tour*


    Public engagement opportunities will be available until November 1, 2020.

    *In-person walking tours were originally planned; however, Winnipeg has been elevated to Restricted (orange) in the Province of Manitoba's Pandemic Response System. In response, the City is cancelling in-person public engagement events.

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