Tree Ottawa, an Ecology Ottawa initiative, aims to plant 1 million trees in Ottawa as our gift to Canada for its 150th anniversary
A million trees by 2017 is more than putting trees in the ground. It’s also about engaging residents, private companies and public organizations in growing a greener community, a greener Ottawa and a greener future together. Tree Ottawa is an all-inclusive, inter-generational, community-centred legacy to expand and nurture Ottawa’s tree canopy.
To realize this legacy Tree Ottawa will, through various projects discussed throughout this site, Protect, Plant & Promote!
- Protect Trees by sharing with Ottawans how to better care for and appreciate our existing tree canopy.
- Plant Trees – by helping Ottawa residents properly plant trees and collaborate with like-minded citizens and organizations to reach our new 34 000 trees planted goal together over the next 3 years. In fact, we already have completed our 1 million trees planted goal together in 2017.
- Promote Tree Habitat – by identifying, protecting and connecting important ecological areas of the city and celebrating cherished trees in our community.