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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.

Events

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 (10am-3pm)
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.

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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!

Learn More:
Naturalization
CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up
Communities in Bloom
Tree Canada

Brought to you by:

Event Sponsors are CN EcoConnexions, Communities in Bloom, TreeCanada, Root for Trees, City of Edmonton

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.

yegTreeMap

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

For More Information

Root for Trees

Telephone

311

or 780-442-5311 outside Edmonton

Email citytrees@edmonton.ca

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