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:
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)
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
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
Respondents were asked if they had any further comments.