Pine tree seedlingAre you looking for a flexible volunteer opportunity? Root for Trees now offers public drop-in plantings with no registration required. The drop-in planting program is replacing the self-guided planting program. Simply look at the schedule below for when and where these opportunities are available and join as an individual, pair or small group. Drop-in, plant and help to grow Edmonton’s urban forest.

Are you instead interested in a private planting opportunity with your group of 10 or more? Please sign-up for our Registered Tree Planting Program.

Root for Trees provides:

  • Native tree seedlings
  • Shovels and gloves
  • Staff on site to talk about planting safety, how to plant your seedling, and to be available for questions

All the planting supplies will be ready on site. Please wear comfortable clothing, dress for the weather and bring a bottle of water. All individuals entering the planting area must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes. If proper footwear is not worn, individuals will be unable to participate.

Plant material and equipment are available on a first come first serve basis, while supplies last.

2023 Schedule

To find the locations of the following events, visit the Drop-In Volunteer Planting Sites map. If you have any questions, please email

Date Time Location
Saturday, May 20 (cancelled) 10am-1pm Allard
Saturday, May 27 10am-1pm Carlton
Thursday, June 1 4-7pm Allard
Saturday, June 10 10am-1pm Carlton
Wednesday, June 14 4-7pm Allard
Thursday, June 15 4-7pm Carlton
Thursday, June 22 4-7pm Allard
Saturday, June 24 10am-1pm Allard
Wednesday, June 28 4-7pm Carlton
Thursday, June 29 4-7pm Allard
Friday, June 30 10am-1pm Carlton


Schedule will be updated monthly. Please check the schedule regularly as program details are subject to change.