Ottawa’s trees need your help!
It is so important to give young trees everything they need to ensure they grow up to be healthy and strong! All trees are vulnerable to threats including climate change, weather events, insects, and disease. With your help, an adopted tree can grow up to twice as quickly as those that don’t receive adequate aftercare. City trees only live for an average of 7 years. You can help change that!
By adopting a tree, you’re committing to help take care of that tree for a period of 3-5 years. This means:
- Watering your tree once a week in the summertime. Maybe more if it is very dry
- Protecting your tree from damage by animals, cars, lawn mowers, and vandalism
- Weeding and mulching your tree as often as required
- Reporting your tree to the City (if applicable) for care if it becomes sick or damaged
Adopting a tree is easy, inexpensive, and will make a huge contribution to the quality of your neighbourhood’s tree canopy.
Adopt a tree using the Great Ecology Ottawa Tree Map
Do you know of a tree that needs adopting that isn’t listed on the map? Have you planted a tree recently that you would like to share? It’s easy to add your tree by following the steps below!