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Root for Trees is Edmonton's volunteer tree planting initiative! Learn about how you can help expand, care for and protect our urban forest.

Root for Trees is planning to return this season with safe and fun volunteer opportunities. Stay tuned for program relaunch updates by signing up for our newsletter, The Canopy!

Root for Trees increases tree planting throughout the city with the help of local businesses and community groups. The annual target of this initiative is to plant an additional 45,000 trees. 

Root for Trees plays a critical role in the landscape management process of naturalization. Over time, these grassy areas are planted with trees, shrubs and wildflowers and brought back to a more natural state, resulting in economic, environmental and quality of life benefits.

Our Progress

Large tree259,363 trees and shrubs planted by volunteers since 2012!

Learn about Edmonton’s urban forest and the many benefits that it provides!

By volunteering with Root for Trees, you help:

  • Expand our urban forest through tree, shrub and wildflower plantings
  • Care for naturalized areas by reducing weed competition
  • Protect local habitat and biodiversity
Learn the benefits and stages of naturalization and what areas of the city are currently being naturalized.

You can receive program updates, fun facts about trees, and interesting urban forestry stories and initiatives information on trees by signing up for our newsletter, The Canopy.

An educational experience facilitated by one of our Program Leaders. All plants and tools are provided by Root for Trees.

A flexible, self-guided opportunity for small groups or families! Plant when your schedule allows. We will provide you with training, up to 100 seedlings and a planting kit.

Schools are encouraged to explore external grant opportunities for school yard greening initiatives.

Find details of upcoming Root for Trees events.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre


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

TTY 780-944-5555

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