Great Ecology Ottawa Tree Map


Our City, Our Trees, Our Responsibility


Tree’s are so much more than a pretty thing to look at. They give us shelter, shade, oxygen, and send into the air sweet fragrances. They sequester CO2, store CO2, soak up rain water, and reduce the stress of wast water on our systems and decrease our energy bills. It has been scientifically proven that trees reduce stress, and that activity in nature will decrease the prevalence of many modern diseases.

Why is it then, that trees are not prioritized within the city framework? You could spend many hours trying to answer this question, but one main reason is that you can’t financially valuate the benefits that trees give us. That is, until now.

Ecology Ottawa’s million tree initiative has our own online tree map! This map allows you to add a tree, of any species, any size, and you can then see how that tree interacts with the environment. You will see how much energy you are saving on your bill, how much carbon it is sequestering, and you will also be able to add photos of that tree, and tell stories in the form of a blog!

The purpose of this map is to show citizens and decision makes how important our urban forest is! Trees aren’t just money sucks, but they give so much back to us.

So check out the Great Ecology Ottawa tree map, look at the trees added, and consider adding your own. Not only will you learn how important your tree is, you will be showing your support for trees!

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 You can now add or update your adopted tree using compatible iOS and Android devices. Download the OpenTreeMap app by clicking on the buttons below:

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play

13 Comments on “Great Ecology Ottawa Tree Map”

  1. alex
    January 24, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    Wondering if you know of any locations of willow trees in Ottawa. They are gorgeous to photograph, and very useful as a rooting stimulant. If you could email me I’d be much obliged

    • March 3, 2015 at 10:43 am #

      Hi Alex – you should check out the city’s open data warehouse. If you have a little GIS experience, you should be able to get a Google Earth KML or ESRI Shapefile of the tree locations in Ottawa (circa 2013). The tree species is noted in the file.

    • Velta Tomsons
      March 3, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

      If you go into the Arboretum by Carleton University there are a few beautiful Willow trees.

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