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Arbor Day

Edmonton’s Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the Friday prior to May 10.

The City of Edmonton celebrates Arbor Day with a very special day for grade one students. It’s a "tree-rific" day of learning and fun.

Root for Trees Fest

Join Root for Trees for our biggest, most tree-rific family event of the year. Children who are 12 and under can register for the tree-athlon - the only race of its kind in Edmonton! Take part in the fun activities and help us plant 1000 native trees, shrubs and wildflowers. There will be games, educational exhibitors, tree giveaways, crafts and much more

Date: Saturday June 6, 2020
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Fulton Ravine Park

Pollinator Planting

Join Root for Trees and help local pollinators! Together, we hope to turn the naturalized area in front of the Terwillegar Recreation Centre into a haven for bees and other pollinating insects. Come plant local wildflowers and learn more about the local wildlife that relies on native plants. We’ll also be giving away some wildflowers for you to plant in your own garden.

Date: Wednesday June 17, 2020
Time: 9:30am-2:30pm
Location: Terwillegar Recreation Centre: 2051 Leger Rd NW

Pollinator Planting - Date Night

Looking for a free date night activity? Help local pollinators thrive by turning the naturalized area in front of the Terwillegar Recreation Centre into a haven for birds and bees. Learn more about the local wildlife that relies on native plants, and take home a wildflower to plant in your own garden!

Date: Friday June 19, 2020
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Terwillegar Recreation Centre South Oval

Family Nature Night

Join Root for Trees and Nature Kids by Nature Alberta to learn about the plants in your neighbourhoods and forests. The mission of Family Nature Nights is to promote positive experiences for youth and their families with nature, science and urban wilderness. Programming is designed for ages 4-12, but nature lovers of all ages are welcome.

Registration for Family Nature Night takes place at the event. Please arrive at 6pm to register. Activities begin at 6:30pm.

Date: Wednesday July 29, 2020
Time: 6-8:30pm
Location: Yorath House

Food Forest

Root for Trees is expanding the Food Forest at Cloverdale Hill. Come check out which native fruit-bearing trees and shrubs grow in Edmonton. You might be surprised at the amount of biodiversity we have in our own backyard! Help us plant these life-sustaining plants to become a source of food for years to come. The wildlife will thank you!

Date: Saturday August 22, 2020
Time: 10am-2pm
Location: Cloverdale Hill, Strathearn Crescent & 89 Street

National Tree Day

Celebrate National Tree Day with Root for Trees! Enjoy the great outdoors and learn about the many benefits of Edmonton’s urban forest. This unique day will be filled with activities for all ages including tree planting, plant giveaways, forestry demonstrations, interactive games and much more!

Date: Wednesday September 23, 2020
Time: 9:30am-2:30pm
Location: Twin Brooks

Want to be a Root for Trees volunteer?

View volunteer opportunities and register for one of our special events!

For More Information

311 Contact Centre


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

TTY 780-944-5555

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