Summary: Halifax's Urban Forest
Halifax's urban forest has a number of characteristics that make it unique. Listed below are some stats that have been pulled from Halifax's Urban Forest Master Plan.
709,000 publicly-owned trees line the urban streets of HRM.
HRM has an impressive overall canopy cover of 43 percent.
157,000 were directly planted and managed, while the other 552,000 were naturally regenerated trees along HRM roadways.
94,000 vacant and plantable spots for trees on HRM-controlled rights of way.
- About 1,478 metric tons (Mg) of pollutants are removed annually by urban trees and shrubs = $9.6 million each year in air pollution mitigation benefits.
HRM’s street trees saved $12.4 million in energy costs each year.
In HRM, it is estimated that street trees provide about $2.1 million in stormwater reduction services annually.