Environment Canada has released a series of tips on how to identify a healthy tree, and is asking the public to share them.
The National Park Service says there are many types of tree species in Canada, including conifers, maples, beech and birch.
It also says the following are not necessarily healthy: trees that grow to a height of 15 metres (66 feet), trees with branches that grow out of the ground, trees with very low density of leaves, trees that have fallen over and trees that are very old.
Read more about trees:Tree-care tips for OntarioIn the first of a series, the park service is sharing the information about healthy trees with the public, including links to tree health websites.
The first three tips are about healthy tree species, including trees with leaves.
The parks service is also asking people to share tips with the media on healthy tree care and tree identification.
Here’s a look at some of the tips:If you see a healthy green leaf, that indicates the tree is young, and has fallen over, it may be a tree with high tree density.
If you can’t identify a tree’s tree structure, consider the tree’s density of foliage, its age, its density of branches, or the height of the tree.
The tree may be healthy but may have other problems.
Tree health in Ontario is generally good, according to the parks service.
Trees are typically young, are usually not very dense and may have more branches than leaves.
The canopy can be thin and may be cracked, cracked and uneven.
It can be a tough tree to identify, but it can be quite healthy.