Get Involved!

Join with your neighbours to celebrate and protect our local trees!

You are cordially invited to attend one of our monthly organizational meetings. Email us for details on the next meeting date and location. 

Contact: for more information

BHNA TreeTeam David, Susan and Jane at 
Fairmount Park Farmers Market-Aug 2013

BHNA TreeTeam Jane and David at our information
table Fairmount Park Farmers Market-Aug 2013

BHNA TreeTeam  Susan and Jane at
Fairmount Park Farmers Market-Sept 2013

Q. What benefit do trees provide?

A. Trees provide many benefits. A 2005 study revealed Toronto's urban forest:

  • Saves $9.7 million/year by reducing energy use from heating and cooling residential buildings
  •          Provides $60 million in ecological services/year
  •          Stores 1.1 million metric tonnes of carbon - the equivalent of annual carbon emissions released              from 733, 000 automobiles/year or a value of $25 million
  •          Intercepts 1,430 metric tonnes of air pollutants/year (value of $16.1 million/year!)

According to Ontario Residential Benefits Estimator, a large broadleaf tree located for optimal energy savings often produces the following benefits: (

Tree Age            kWh Saved       Electricity Savings ($) Stormwater Mitigation (L)  Air Pollution Removed

Over lifetime           4,472                         612                          625,228                                85
(75 years)     

First 10 years            180                           23                           18,560                                   3