2019 Tree – Giveaway Event

This year Ecology Ottawa is distributing 12,000 native tree seedlings free of charge to Ottawa area residents in efforts to re-plant our urban tree canopy. We are doing this because Ottawa’s urban tree canopy is under threat. Since 2008, the emerald ash borer has killed 25% of Ottawa’s trees. In addition to this, climate change, invasive pests, expanding urbanization and infill construction are also major threats to trees. We need to re-plant and keep planting to stay on top of the threats!

At all of the events listed below, our team of dedicated volunteers and staff will be handing out tree seedlings on a first-come, first-serve basis, so check the list of events frequently for one near you:







  • September 7 (11am-6pm): Forest Valley Food Truck Rally


  • October 26 (8:30am-3pm): Tree Give Away with Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton & the Lanark County Master Gardeners

3 Comments on “2019 Tree – Giveaway Event

  1. Pingback: It’s time to TREE yourself! | Champlain Park Community

  2. What kind of fruit trees do you have? I’m really looking for columnar fruit trees, and I wish pawpaws would survive in Ottawa.

    • Hi,
      We’ll give away Black Elderberry, Chokecherry, Highbush Cranberry, Nannyberrry and Red Oak. They should be ready by mid-June-July.

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