Published on March 17, 2021

St. Albert Cultivates Award as a Tree City of the World

Trees are a beloved aspect of our community and an important part of our identity. The City of St. Albert tree inventory has grown to over 65,000 trees. Since 2017, the diverse selection of trees on public and private property across the city all fall under the responsibility of the Urban Forest Management Plan. The hard work of our team of arborists has seen the City of St. Albert receive the distinguished honour of being one of the Tree Cities of the World.

The Tree Cities of the World are determined by a stringent set of criteria. It was created in partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

“Following the intensive application process, the award is a testament of our processes and our hardworking staff. We are so proud to receive this award for a second year in a row,” says Mayor Cathy Heron.

Aerial view of Lacombe Lake Park facing west towards Big Lake

Trail in St. Albert surrounded by trees

Following an analysis of the staff and procedures for maintaining trees, the City of St. Albert was selected alongside Edmonton as the only two Tree Cities of the World in Alberta.

The award provides worldwide recognition for our community’s dedication to its urban forest.

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Last edited: March 17, 2021