Winter Tree Care Instructions

With winter fast approaching and temperatures dropping, you might be wondering – is there anything I need to do, or should do, to prepare my tree for the harsh Canadian ...

2017’s Top Tree Giveaway Events

Over the summer, Ecology Ottawa has given away more than 10,000 free trees to people in the Ottawa area, and we could not have done it without our many volunteers, ...

2017 Ecology Ottawa’s tree giveaway : species-specific instructions

Ecology Ottawa is embarking on our largest tree giveaway in Ottawa’s history! We are giving away nine different types of trees throughout summer. Thank you if you already have your tree sapling and here ...


Promote A Tree

1 Million Trees! There are several ways you can promote trees in Ottawa ...

Plant A Tree

So You Want To Plant a Tree…   We’re your one stop ...

Protect A Tree

Protecting Trees in Ottawa   Trees are vulnerable to a multitude of ...

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Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories Proposing to Build New Waste Storage Facility near Ottawa River

The Canadian Nuclear Energy Alliance is planning to build a radioactive waste storage facility in Chalk River that is not up to standards of nuclear waste storage. In 2015, the Canadian National Energy Alliance won a contract to manage the Chalk River Nuclear laboratories, which is a nuclear power plant located in Chalk River. Chalk […]

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Last Tree Giveaway – EcoFest 2017!

If you haven’t been able to get a free tree yet this summer, there is one last chance for you to get one at EcoFest 2017! You can hear from inspiring speakers, enjoy vegetarian/vegan food from local restaurants, sip on beer from Ottawa’s finest craft breweries, watch live art installations, bid on exciting auction prizes, […]

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October 6th-8th: Tree Giveaway Events!

There are only a handful of events left to get a free tree before the season is over! Stop by at one of these events to get a free tree! Friday, October 6th Village Square Park, for the community BBQ 11am-4pm Saturday, October 7th Jacques-Cartier Park, for MosaiCanada 1pm-5pm Sunday, October 8th 366 Richmond Road, at […]

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Tree Giveaway Events September 30th 2017

Fall is here! Which means that we only have a few weeks left to give away free trees! We have two events this weekend where you can get a free tree, we hope to see you there! Saturday, September 30 10am-4pm at Lansdowne Park For the Green Energy Doors Open event   Saturday, September 30 […]

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Happy National Tree Day!

It’s no secret that trees are important to our wellbeing. There have been multiple scientific studies that show this! After the Emerald Ash Borer killed millions of urban trees in Ottawa Tree Ottawa was created. We wanted to make sure that Ottawa had a healthy, resilient urban forest and that the benefits of this could […]

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September 22nd – 24th: Tree Giveaway Events!

If somehow you haven’t heard yet, we’re giving away thousands of FREE TREES this summer at events all over Ottawa! Here are the events we’ll be at this weekend. If you’re in the area and want to pick a tree, drop on by! Friday, Sept 22nd terra20 Pinecrest Location 3pm – 6pm 2685 Iris Street Pleasant Park School Dinner […]

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Tree Fest Ottawa 2017 – Promote. Protect. Celebrate. Connect.

Tree Fest Ottawa’s fall tree festival will be held on September 23rd and 24th in Brewer Park at Brewer Pond. Food, art, guided walks, music, workshops and much more. Ecology Ottawa will be there both days giving away FREE TREES, conduct a Nature Trivia game for kids, and on Sunday helping to plant the trees […]

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Canupy: Even More Free Trees!

Many people that we have met over the summer while conducting our Tree Giveaway have asked the same question: do we know where they can get a larger tree for free?? Well, we have an answer for you!  Canupy: Achilles Shadow is an art installation at the Experimental Farms (map below) which has housed orphan trees […]

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September 8th-10th: Tree Giveaway Events!

Have you heard? We’re giving away thousands of FREE TREES this summer at events all over Ottawa! Here are the events we’ll be at this weekend. If you’re in the area and want to pick a tree , drop on by! Friday, September 8th – Manor Park Community Annual Community Event at 100 Thornwood Rd on Friday,  from 6-8pm […]

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Ottawa’s First Zero-Waste Grocery Store

Packaging creates a lot of waste: plastic bags, containers, cling wrap, and separators all accumulate in the waste. But the opening of NU Grocery, Ottawa’s first zero-waste store, opens up various doors and possibilities for grocery stores to step towards reducing the amount of waste their products produce for consumers. Located on 1130 Wellington St. […]

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