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Root for Trees is an enhanced tree planting initiative which intends to increase tree planting within the city through continued partnerships with corporations, individual residents and community groups. The annual target of this initiative is to plant an additional 16,000 trees.

Whether you participate as a family or individual, school, community group, or business, you can make a difference. Celebrate trees at our special events, and participate in our tree planting initiatives.


National Forest Week - September 21-24

Celebrate National Forest Week with Root for Trees! Enjoy the great outdoors and learn about the many benefits of the urban forest. Each day will be filled with activities for all ages including tree planting, seedling giveaways, presentations from Edmonton's Urban Forestry team, a nature themed photo booth, forest trivia, interactive games, and much more!

Families and all ages welcome!

Admission Price: Free

Register Here: Root for Trees National Forest Week

  National Tree Day  National Forest Week I  National Forest Week II 
Date   Wednesday, September 21  Thursday, September 22  Friday, September 23
Time  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  3:00. - 7:00 p.m.
 Jackie Parker Park
4550 50th St. NW
 Sir Winston Churchill Square
 Rundle Park
2909 113 Ave. NW

Movie Screening: Project Wild Thing - September 24

Alfred H. Savage Centre
(13204 Fox Dr NW)

Join Root for Trees for a free movie screening of Project Wild Thing! Limited number of seats available. Individuals must pre-register in order to attend. Movie will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a short discussion, nature walk and tree planting. 

About the Film: David Bond is a father. Things have really changed since he was a kid. His children are hooked on screens and don't want to go outdoors. They want iPads, TV, and plastic toys. The marketing department of Apple, Disney and Mattel control his children better than he can. Determined to get them up and out, David appoints himself as the Marketing Director for Nature. With the help of branding and outdoor experts, he develops and launches a nationwide campaign to get children outside.

Watch the Trailer Here: Project Wild Thing

Register Here: Movie Ticket

Nature to 91st Street - October 6

Brought to you by CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up, Communities in Bloom, and Tree Canada. Facilitated by the City of Edmonton Root for Trees Initiative.

Date & Time - Thursday, October 6 (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Location - 91st Street (East side), North of 34th Avenue (between Millwoods Road and 34th Avenue)
**Limited Parking - recommended to walk, bike or use public transit.

Admission Price - FREE
Register on VolunteerMark

Driving Directions:
From Millwoods Road Northwest
From 34th Avenue

We want to say THANK YOU to all the Volunteers and Sponsors who contribute to the success of our program and helped grow the Urban Forest! Working together, CN EcoConnexions, Communities in Bloom and Tree Canada join Root for Trees to create a beautiful natural habitat along 91st Street. Learn about trees native to Edmonton, discover fruit bearing shrubs that you can grow and plant some wildflowers especially for our native pollinators!
  • Want to plant like a forester? We will have members from our forestry team available to give you some tips and tricks!
  • Enjoy educational displays and you can wear a nature inspired sparkle tattoo home too! (temporary of course)
  • Surprise giveaways, yegTreeMap demonstration, refreshments and much more!

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Learning Resources

Arbor Day Teacher's Resource Guide

Canadian Forestry Association (CFC) Kids Corner
Interactive forestry themed online games - The Green Zone and Chutes and Log Jams.

Canadian Forestry Association (CFC) Teaching Kits
Provides educators with the tools to help young people better understand the value of forests and the importance of protecting and conserving them.

Dr. Arbor Talks Trees

Edmonton Bio Kit
A colourful workbook of engaging activities for families to learn more about the richness of nature in Edmonton.

One Simple Act School Toolkit - AB Gov
Provides grades 1-6 teachers with the tools and resources to have students to personally commit to 1 of 10 simple acts that protect the environment.

We provide you with and event facilitator and everything your group needs for planting. Book now.

This self-guided tree planting event is for small groups, families or individuals.

Many organizations support Root for Trees through donations, sponsorship and tree planting.

The perfect tree starts with proper planting. Read our tree planting tips to help your trees grow bigger and safer.

The City of Edmonton and the school boards promote green initiatives including outdoor classrooms and gardens.

The City of Edmonton is happy to provide woodchips free to citizens for their yards.


Register the trees you plant using this interactive map. See what kinds of trees are in your community.

For More Information

Root for Trees



or 780-442-5311 outside Edmonton


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