Please note that we have had to put the Tree Distribution Program on pause this year due to COVID-19.
We unfortunately, have no trees available at the moment. Since we are living in such uncertain times, there is still a possibility we will have trees to distribute in late August or September. This page will be updated if trees become available. Please be sure to sign up for our new newsletter to be the first to know if this happens!
The good news: Ecology Ottawa will be back at it in 2021 and 2022 distributing 15,000 native tree seedlings free of charge to Ottawa area residents in an effort to re-plant our urban tree canopy.
This initiative began 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!
Information about the species of trees that we give away can be found here.