London is developing a Climate Emergency Action Plan (CEAP) in direct response to the City of London’s climate emergency declaration.
The Tree Protection by-law is to regulate the injuring and destruction of trees and to encourage preservation and planting of trees throughout the City of London.
The Boulevard Tree Protection by-law’s purpose is the prohibition or regulation of the destruction or injuring of trees on boulevards in London.
London developed the Urban Growth Strategy in 2014 to engage citizens and outline the next steps that the city must take to protect and enhance our urban forest.
A list and description of invasive tree species in London.
Just like humans, trees are susceptible to disease. Diseases usually occur from open wounds in branches or in the trunk, through trauma-induced defoliation, or through other environmental stressors that weaken the tree.
There are many pests throughout Southwestern Ontario and in London that have caused extensive damage and death to trees. Typically, these are non-native insects that have been brought over from other countries.
A number of tree and shrub species are listed under the Endangered Species Act in Ontario. This act seeks “to protect species that are at risk and their habitats, and to promote the recovery of species at risk.”
Trees that are not native can pose significant threats to local biodiversity and to the natural ecosystem. Non-native trees tend to reproduce and grow quickly.
How to select the right tree and shrub species in London (choose native!)