A Community-Centered, Environmental Initiative to Protect and Plant Trees and Enhance and Celebrate Ecological Spaces in the Nation’s Capital
Tree Ottawa strives to dramatically increase the scale and ecological diversity of the tree canopy in urban and rural Ottawa. Tree Ottawa shall engage Ottawa residents, private companies and public organizations to be a part of a greener community through their active participation in protecting, planting and celebrating trees in neighbourhoods and nature.
Tree Ottawa has three core goals, to:
1. Protect trees by taking better care of existing trees through an Adopt-a-Tree Program which allows individual residents and businesses to make an annual commitment to adopt a tree of their choosing with a target of 20,000 adopted trees.
2. Plant trees with a target of one tree being planted for every Ottawa resident from 2013-2017, for a total of one million trees, as a gift from Ottawa to Canada in celebration of our country’s 150th birthday (2017).
3. Promote tree habitat through identifying, protecting and connected important ecological areas of the city and celebrating the place of trees in our community.
Read more about Tree Ottawa here.
Sign up to volunteer here.