Trees are an important part of our campus’ look and feel, and we have been actively managing this large urban forest for close to 100 years. They provide shelter from the rain when walking between classes and shade to work under on warm days.
There are approximately 8,000 planted trees and over 10,000 native trees in their natural settings. UBC encourages tree retention, or conservation through relocation on campus, whenever possible. We work with landscape architects, architects, developers, arborists and landscape technologists to protect UBC’s forested areas.