Please note that we have had to put the Tree Distribution Program on pause this year due to COVID-19.
Unfortunately, we have no free trees to distribute at this time. That being said, we were able to launch our very first Tree Fundraiser where we are selling tree saplings at an extremely reduced price! You can check out the Tree Fundraiser HERE.
The good news: Ecology Ottawa will be back at it in 2021 and 2022 distributing 15,000 native tree seedlings free of charge to Ottawa area residents in an effort to re-plant our urban tree canopy.
This initiative began because Ottawa's urban tree canopy is under threat. Since 2008, the emerald ash borer has killed 25% of Ottawa's trees. In addition to this, climate change, invasive pests, expanding urbanization and infill construction are also major threats to trees. We need to re-plant and keep planting to stay on top of the threats!
Information about the species of trees that we give away can be found here.