This project provides insights for the optimization of the City of Vancouver leaf collection seasonal program in anticipation of climate change effects on vegetation. It includes spatial suggestions and a phenology calendar relevant to adjusting Service Operations logistics according to the timing of deciduous trees’ foliage shedding. Analyzed information is based on the tree species abundance, canopy density, and species-specific information on physiological responses to climatic changes.

Partner: City of Vancouver
Funder: City of Vancouver & UBC
Keywords: biodiversity, waste management & recycling, urban forestry 

Paulina Vazquez Quintana