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Root for Trees intends to increase tree planting within the city through continued partnerships with businesses, individual residents, and community groups. The annual target of this initiative is to plant an additional 16,000 trees. Celebrate trees at our special events and participate in our tree planting initiatives.

Root for Trees Fest - June 3

Date: Saturday June 3, 2017

Time: 10am-3pm

Location: Hermitage Park
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Have fun in nature and plant trees with us at a free, family event!
Check out the full event page!

Pollinator Planting - July 8

Date: Saturday July 8, 2017

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: Terwillegar Recreation Centre
Citizens taking part in pollinator planting.

Pollinator Planting

Imagine living in a world without flowers, fruit, coffee, and chocolate! Thanks to the wonderful work of pollinators, you don't have to! Join Root for Trees to plant and learn about native wildflowers at the Pollinator Planting event. Learn more about these beneficial garden friends, browse through the exhibitor tent, and enjoy a variety of pollinator activities and crafts!

Forest Fables - August 9

Date: Wednesday August 9, 2017

Time: 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Location: Grange District Park

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Forest Fables

Root for Trees and Nature Alberta are collaborating for a night of whimsical entertainment in Grange District Park! Costumed interpreters will lead groups through a dramatic retelling of a forest fable. This interactive hike will bring characters to life and engage the audience. Families are also invited to participate in craft and tree planting activities, while learning about the many benefits of the urban forest.

Food Forest - August 26

Date: Saturday August 26, 2017

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: MacKinnon Ravine
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Food Forest

Edmonton's Food Forest is continuing to grow! Join us in planting an edible forest in Edmonton's river valley. A food forest is a self-sufficient perennial planting of native, food-producing trees and shrubs. Learn about Edmonton's urban forest, plant a tree, and enjoy the fruits of your labour!

National Tree Day - September 27

Date: Saturday September 27, 2017

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: Rundle Park
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National Tree Day

National Tree Day is a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us - clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand, and connecting with nature.

Arbor Day in Edmonton is an annual celebration featuring a ceremonial tree planting as well as tree climbing, pruning, and chipping demonstrations.

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

Add the trees in your yard, near your home, or in the neighbouhood to the yegTreeMap and help us create a more complete inventory of trees in Edmonton.

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 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.

For More Information

Root for Trees



or 780-442-5311 outside Edmonton


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