Trees are typically planted in boulevard settings, but are also planted in parks.
The sustainability and health of the future urban forest will rely on the selection and planting of a diversity of tree species, planted in appropriate locations and maintained until they are well established. The city is committed to establishing a more diverse future urban forest, and working with developers and contractors to ensure a diverse range of native and non-native non-invasive tree species get into the ground.
Effective planning is essential to ensure a healthy and safe urban forest. Careful consideration is given to placement of trees to allow for growth and the tree's impact on its surroundings. Factors which influence the decision on where a tree is planted include: maintaining sight lines for vehicular traffic, underground utilities and overhead obstacles, drainage patterns and impact on surrounding landscape and structures.