Volunteer planting a tree

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

The 2021 Root for Trees season is now complete. We worked with nearly 1500 volunteers this season, and planted just over 19,000 trees, shrubs, and wildflowers.

Thank you, Edmontonians, for helping to expand our urban forest! Please check back in the new year to learn more about the planting events planned for 2022, and when bookings will open again!

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.