Root for Trees is an enhanced tree planting program which works to preserve and expand Edmonton’s urban forest through partnerships with corporations, community groups, and individual residents. Edmontonians are invited to participate in tree planting events where they are provided with all the materials required for an exciting and educational day in nature.
Volunteer groups involved in planting events create and enhance naturalized areas throughout parks, along roadways, and in established tree stands. At each event, Root for Trees facilitators promote interactive and environmental awareness-oriented activities by providing expertise on natural topics, promoting the growth of the urban forest, and involving volunteers in many hands-on learning experiences.
With the annual goal of planting 45,000 native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers, Root for Trees continues to work towards the goal of increasing the size of Edmonton’s total urban forest. To volunteer, please visit the Root for Trees webpage.