Tree Ottawa


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!

  1. Protect Trees  by sharing with Ottawans how to better care for and appreciate our existing tree canopy.
  2. Plant Trees – by helping Ottawa residents properly plant trees and collaborate with like-minded citizens and organizations to reach our 1 million trees planted goal together.
  3. Promote Tree Habitat – by identifying, protecting and connecting important ecological areas of the city and celebrating cherished trees in our community.