HOW CAN I PLANT A TREE IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD?
The City of Ottawa has a number of tree planting-related initiatives that may be interest to you, including:
- Trees in Trust Program – Find out how to have a tree planted in front of your home.
- Schoolyard Tree Planting Grant Program – Is there room for new trees at your local school? Contact the City’s Forestry Department!
- Parks and Streetscape Tree Planting – Suggest a location to plant a tree.
- Green Acres Program – Reforest your rural property.
- Commemorative Trees – Find out how to dedicate a tree in memory of a loved one.
WHAT TREES DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR PLANTING?
The Glebe Report has published a terrific centrefold piece on native trees to plant this spring, along with a list of local Ottawa nurseries. Have a look here: Ecology in the Glebe. Thanks to Angela Keller-Herzog for this contribution!
Native Tree Species Recommended for Planting in the Ottawa Region:
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WHO PLANTS TREE IN OTTAWA?
The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) has a variety of tree-related initiatives, including:
- Green Acres Reforestation Program: In partnership with the City of Ottawa, RVCA works with rural land owners to identify empty, idle fields to transform into thriving, green woodlands
- Shoreline Naturalization Program: RVCA offers advice and hands‐on guidance to waterfront property owners interested in enhancing or naturalizing their shoreline
- Carbon Neutral Program: RVCA calculates the amount of carbon produced and then plant native tree seedlings for your family vehicle, for your community event, or small business fleets to offset some or all of the carbon which is produced by living and working in the Rideau Valley
- Butternut Recovery Program: With the help of numerous partners, RVCA is locating healthy mature Butternut trees and planting vigorous Butternut seedlings through a regional Butternut Recovery Program.