Our 2023 planting season is now complete! 3,741 volunteers dedicated their time to plant 34, 167 trees and shrubs with us. A huge thank you to all of our tree-mendous volunteers!
Please check back in March 2024 for an update on our planting details for next season.
Are 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.
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.
Upon arrival, check in with Root for Trees staff on site. This involves signing our volunteer sign-in form. Staff will provide a site orientation including a safety talk and planting demonstration. Volunteers will then be provided with gloves, a shovel and plant material. Volunteers can drop-in and leave anytime during the scheduled time slots. Come and plant for 30 minutes, or a few hours. This differs from our registered programs, as groups pre-book their planting online and are planting for a scheduled time frame with their specific group.
Plant material and equipment are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. If all plant material is planted before the end of the scheduled drop-in program, staff will facilitate additional activities such as:
All training is provided on-site. Root for Trees Program Leaders will be present to provide a planting demonstration, safety talk, and share interesting facts about Edmonton’s urban forest. All safety protocols communicated must be followed while volunteering.