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
|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||
2909 113 Ave. NW
Movie Screening: Project Wild Thing - September 24
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.
Nature to 91st Street - October 6
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
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!
Brought to you by:
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.