Objective C13: Enhance and Increase Natural Shade as a Climate Change Adaptation Measure
The following actions are needed to complete this objective:
Continue to research the urban heat island effect and its impact in Windsor.
Enhance tree coverage to reduce the human health risk of heat.
Promote additional health benefits of natural shade in reducing ultraviolet radiation exposure.
Plan for dense shade in parks, playgrounds, spectator areas of sports fields and other public spaces frequented by children and vulnerable populations.
Ensure active transportation routes are planned with natural shade.
Review tree species for viability under a changing climate and adjust tree planting practices accordingly.
Incorporate Best Management Practices for naturalization and tree planting. Use local seed for the propagation of trees and incorporate assisted migration studies and practices where applicable.
Undertake assisted migration of tree species to minimize the risk to canopy cover due to climate change.
These indicators show the progress the City is making to achieve this objective:
- Number of trees planted and removed
For more information on environmental initiatives:
Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call 519-255-6100 ext. 6127.