Tree Inventory Available to the Public

Charlottetown Tree Inventory Available to the Public
Posted on 11/09/2020

Detailed information about some of the trees in Charlottetown is now available to the public online through the City of Charlottetown’s Street Tree and Park Tree Inventory. The public data includes information such as species, size, and planting details.

“A tremendous amount of work has gone into this inventory and our staff are proud of the information collected to date,” said Charlottetown Mayor Philip Brown. “Anytime we can be open and transparent and provide data that may be of interest or use to the public, it’s a positive development.”

The first stage of the inventory was in 2015 when the City was able to use a TD and Tree Canada grant to hire Davey Resource Group to collect data on the City of Charlottetown’s street trees. Since then, City staff have inventoried trees in the open park spaces. Trees within forested natural areas are not included in the inventory.

Through the online database, the public can access basic tree information. The administrative side of the database includes information staff use for: managing tree maintenance schedules for pruning, removals, watering, etc;  developing strategic tree planting plans; creating management strategies for invasive species; and, delivering the tree protection bylaw as well as urban forest management.

The inventory is used daily by staff and is updated continuously with information such as the addition of new trees, future planting locations, and notes from resident calls.

“Every year, the Environment and Sustainability department, as well as employees in the Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments add and fine tune information, so this database an invaluable resource for us to have,” said Councillor Mitchell Tweel, Chair of the City’s Environment and Sustainability Committee. “Our departments, as well as Council members, take a lot of calls about trees in Charlottetown and the hope is that the sharing of this data will mean the information is easier for the public to access and more residents will be able to stay informed.”

The idea to take the database public was inspired by City staff and an engaged resident named Peter Rukavina. Every effort has been made to provide accurate information in the database. Nevertheless, errors in information may occur. Information in the database is subject to change. If in question, details such as tree ownership should be verified with City staff.

To learn more and access the Charlottetown Street Tree and Park Tree Inventory, visit: