Published on February 11, 2020

St. Albert is a Recognized Tree City

St. Albert has been recognized as a tree city of the world! The Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations congratulated St. Albert on earning recognition for the 2019 Tree Cities of the World. St. Albert is one of nine other Canadian cities that are being recognized around the world, with a tree count of over 65,000. This includes park and boulevard trees, not natural area trees. 

Recognized Communities from Canada:

  • Edmonton 
  • Guelph 
  • Halifax 
  • Regina  
  • St. Albert  
  • Surrey  
  • Thunder Bay  
  • Toronto 
  • Whitby 

To achieve the Tree Cities of the World designation, the City had to meet five core standards on their application: establish responsibility, set the rules, know what you have, allocate the resources and celebrate achievements. For more information about the award please visit:

Tree lined boulevard in St. Albert

Tree Maintenance in St. Albert

St. Albert takes pride in the community's green spaces and abundance of trees. The Public Works and Transit Department ensures the community's parks and recreation areas are taken care of and currently has seven ISA Certified Arborists on staff. St. Albert makes the planting and care of trees a priority as part of our commitment to a healthier and environmentally friendly city. 

The Tree Cities of the World program is built off the success of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA program. The vision of the Tree Cities of the World program is to connect cities around the world in a network dedicated to sharing and adopting the most successful approaches to managing city trees and forests. It celebrates cities across all continents that meet core standards for the care and planning of urban trees and forests.

Learn more about the City’s Tree Services 

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Last edited: February 11, 2020