They’re tall, dark and handsome and provide big benefits for people who live in the city. Trees aren’t just good looking, they’re good for us.
Trees in Calgary
When Calgary was in its infancy, those early municipal fathers pictured our city as an oasis on the bald prairie. They could see our wide streets lined with beautiful trees and lush parks. It was in 1894 when quivering little trees were first planted along some of Calgary’s major thoroughfares – the very genesis of the urban forest that we know, love and protect today. Little did those early Calgary pioneers understand the true science of trees in the city.
Many people may think that all the lovely tall trees in our most beloved parks are native to the area. That might be true in…