Volunteer planting a tree

Root for Trees is Edmonton's volunteer tree planting initiative! Learn about how you can help expand, care for and protect our urban forest.

The 2021 Root for Trees planting season is now fully booked for Guided & Self-Guided Planting Shifts. Thank you to all of our volunteers for making our program such a success!

Root for Trees increases tree planting throughout the city with the help of local businesses and community groups. The annual target of this initiative is to plant an additional 45,000 trees. 

Root for Trees plays a critical role in the landscape management process of naturalization. Over time, these grassy areas are planted with trees, shrubs and wildflowers and brought back to a more natural state, resulting in economic, environmental and quality of life benefits.