The Living City Team is resuming the Tree Giveaway Campaign this year and we’re ready to distribute more tree seedlings than ever: 15,000!
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!
We’re teaming up with community partners to host tree giveaways throughout Ottawa starting this April until September. We’ll be updating our website and social media as we confirm giveaway dates and locations – so be sure to stay tuned!
Are you interested in partnering with us to host a local tree giveaway in your community? Whether you’re an individual, association, business, or organization – we want to work with you! Email TreeOttawa@EcologyOttawa.ca today to start planning!
Are you interested in volunteering your time to help us coordinate these tree giveaways? Please email Living.City.Campaign@EcologyOttawa.ca to join the Tree Team!