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Learn about the naturalization projects that are being done in the city.

Naturalization has been occurring in Edmonton for nearly three decades! We believe celebrating our natural environment is a vital part of parkland care. Take a look below at the past, present and future of naturalization in Edmonton!

Future Initiatives

Where naturalization is being planned.

  • Many City of Edmonton projects in green space incorporate naturalization in their landscaping.
  • Naturalization can be included as a landscape component in new communities through developers. To identify where naturalization is planned, please reference your neighbourhood’s Area Structure Plan.
  • Naturalization may also be initiated operationally or through council directive, such as the City Plan.

Present Initiatives

Where we are currently conducting naturalization activities.

Naturalization and tree planting may be happening near you.

Past Projects

Examples of where naturalization has been established.

Naturalization has been occurring in Edmonton since the 1990’s, through the Naturalization Master Plan. In fact, most of the naturalized areas along Whitemud Drive, Yellowhead Trail, 50 Street, near Jackie Parker Park, and Wayne Gretzky Drive were planted between 1994 and 1996.

Research Projects

A joint research project focused on the effects of naturalization on living and non-living habitat.

A joint research project between MacEwan University and the City of Edmonton to improve the growth and survival of woody species in established naturalization areas in Edmonton.

Emerald Documentary Series: Natural Asset Mapping

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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