The Forest Master Plan outlines how the Municipality of Port Hope plans to create a community forest and green infrastructure. This includes planting a mixture of trees that honour our past while giving prominence to specific features in the community.

Learn about some of the exciting programs we've initiated through the Forest Management Plan, including identifying and celebrating distinct trees in our community.

Goals

Our Forest Master Plan includes four goals:

  • Sustain the forest cover (urban and rural) for the benefit of the environment for both current and future residents through planting diversity, active management and information sharing
  • Enhance the entrances to the Municipality through transportation corridor tree planting strategies and coordinated beautification planting
  • Create community enthusiasm and commitment to trees through public and key player involvement in the master planning process and implementation
  • Develop an overall planting plan for the Municipal urban and rural forest areas emphasizing the value of trees to the community

Recommendations

We have identified seven recommendations in the Forest Master Plan that link to our project goals:

  • Inventory all trees within the urban area located on municipally owned properties, including right-of-ways
  • Create and implement a natural heritage system and strategy for the Municipality of Port Hope
  • Enhance the entrances to the Municipality through transportation corridor tree planting strategies and coordinated beautification projects
  • Create community enthusiasm and commitment to trees through the delivery of programs that involve the residents of the Municipality
  • Enhance maintenance and planting of trees on Municipal properties
  • Develop a recommended, adaptable species list and priority planting area on Municipal properties
  • Establish and maintain urban and rural tree canopy coverage of 40%

Contributors

The Forest Management Plan was developed by the Municipality of Port Hope, Tree Advisory Committee and Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority.

For a copy of the Forest Master Plan please email us or call 905-885-2431.