Root for Trees Fest is our biggest, most tree-rrific family event of the year. Children who are 12 and under can register for the fun Tree-athlon! There will be games, educational exhibitors, tree giveaways, crafts and much more.

Tree Planting

How many trees can you plant? Take part in some fun activities and help us plant 1000 native trees, shrubs and wildflowers.


The Tree-athlon is the only race of its kind in Edmonton! This tree-mendous race is for children 12 years old and under. Children ages 8-12 can register for a 1km race and 7 and under can register for 0.5km. Racers will run, plant a tree and water a tree before crossing the finish line and receiving their medal. Please note, registration for the Tree-athlon is limited to 50 per age group.