Urban Forestry

Insight Community Survey Results

Urban Forestry was one of two topic among a couple from the July 2018 Mixed Topic survey.   The survey was open from July 10 - 17, 2018. 
At the time the survey was launched survey invitations were sent to 8,553 Insight Community Members.
A total of 2,371 members completed the survey:
  • 2,355 members (or 28% of the invited Insight Community members),
  • 7 individuals from the call to action button on our webpage and 
  • 9 using the anonymous link(s) on edmonton.ca/surveys.  No demographic information was gathered for these 16 individuals.
To view the survey questions, click on the following link:

Question 2:

Respondents were provided with an estimated worth of the urban tree canopy and the various benefits of having such a tree canopy.
"Respondents were then asked to select Yes/No or N/A to the following:"
  • I have planted a tree on my property
  • I have planted a tree on public property
  • I have planted vegetable/flower garden
  • I have watered a tree on my property
  • I have watered a tree on public property
  • I have pruned a tree on my property
  • I have cut down a tree on my property                                         
  • I have attended public tree/shrub planting event
  • I have looked up tree or plant information online (google, etc)
                                                                                                                                                                           

Question 3:

Respondents were asked to rate their level of agreement on a scale of 1 to 5 or Don't know / NA to the following statement(s):
  • Edmonton needs more trees
  • Trees increase the value of my property
  • I am familiar with the City’s tree protection policies
  • Trees increase the quality of my life                                        
  • I would like to know more about how to properly take care of trees
  • Trees make the City more attractive                                 
  • I am more likely to visit and shop in business areas of the City with more trees


Question 4:

Respondents were asked to rate the level of knowledge on a scale of 1 to 5 or Don't know / NA to the following statement(s):
  • Where to best plant trees
  • How to prevent tree disease
  • How to control tree disease
  • How to effectively water trees
  • How to properly protect trees from damage during construction and development that surrounds them
  • How to preserve mature trees that are part of lands under development                                                                  

Question 5:

Respondents were asked if they had any further comments.