Edmontonians interested in planting trees on public property are invited to submit a planting proposal for review by an Urban Forester.
The 2023 planting program is now closed. Applications for 2024 will open in the spring.
The Request to Plant program is a City of Edmonton initiative which works to preserve and expand the urban forest through partnerships with community groups and individual residents.
Edmontonians interested in planting trees on public property are invited to submit a planting proposal for review by an Urban Forester. Final approval will be given based on a specific set of guidelines and requirements.
Citizens interested in planting trees on public property are required to submit a proposal. Each proposal must include:
A written plan indicating the proposed tree species and distances from surrounding infrastructure. This plan will be reviewed by an Urban Forester and circulated to stakeholders to ensure there are no future plans for developments at the proposed site. This process could take up to six weeks.
A planting map/drawing.
Signed letter(s) of consent from all immediately adjacent landowners to where the tree planting is proposed. This includes any landowner who will view the tree daily or be directly affected as a result of the new planting.
A utility locate request from Alberta One-Call and Shaw. The locate should be valid at the time of the planting. Trees shall not be planted within one metre of any underground utility.