Nature, Forests & Gardens
Whether it is a pristine forest, an urban park or a backyard garden, our green spaces and the trees, plants and animals that live in them are valuable components of our environment that contribute to climate moderation, biodiversity, quality of life and local food security.
The Natural Heritage Study was undertaken in 2004 to inventory natural areas parts of our city, identify environmentally significant areas and provide planners and developers with guidance on how to protect sensitive natural assets within the City of Kingston.
Kingston also has an Urban Forestry Management Plan that guides how our urban trees are planned, planted and maintained.
Your backyard may be a source of healthy food, an award winning flower garden or a beautiful jungle. Using natural lawn and pest control measures helps you maintain your green space without risk to the environment.