City of Ottawa Tree Planting Programs
Ecology Ottawa welcomes the City of Ottawa as a Founding Partner in the Tree Ottawa initiative. Our goal of 1 million trees would not be attainable without the great work that the City is already doing.
The City of Ottawa has a variety of existing tree planting programs that can be found on their website. These programs have been in place and working to green-up Ottawa’s Urban Canopy for years! Below are a list of the City of Ottawa’s tree planting programs.
- Trees in Trust: The City’s Trees in Trust program needs your help to find suitable locations for street trees. Street trees are available by request on a first come, first served basis. If your City-owned street frontage lacks a tree and you have the time and commitment to help care for one, please contact us.
- Commemorative Tree Program: The Commemorative Tree Program was established in 1989. The City assists families or groups who wish to have a tree planted in a City park in remembrance or to commemorate a loved one who has passed away.
- Parks and Streetscape Tree Planting: The City of Ottawa’s Forestry Services will work with your community group to determine appropriate locations for trees within your community. Project development will include opportunities for input from the public and other city departments, utility clearance checks, appropriate species selection, and an implementation plan for the planting and maintenance of the trees.
- Schoolyard Tree Planting Grant Program: The mandate of the Schoolyard Tree Planting Grant Program is to improve and enhance Ottawa’s existing urban and rural forest cover by creating partnerships with the community for tree planting initiatives in school yards