“Over the course of an eighty-year lifetime, an average tree sequesters approximately 200 kg of CO2, which contributes to diminishing our impact on climate change. One tree produces enough oxygen per day for four people to breathe”. (Tree Canada)

City Of Ottawa

Request City Tree maintenance  – City of Ottawa
IMPORTANT: To report an immediate hazard to people or property, call 3-1-1.
Create a service request for a city tree that was planted and you feel requires care and maintenance

Urban Forest Management Plan – City of Ottawa
Ottawa’s urban forest includes all trees and their habitat within the city’s urban area boundary. This includes trees on both public and private property: along city streets; in parks, open spaces and natural areas; and in the yards and landscaped areas of residences, offices, institutions, and businesses. The urban forest is a shared resource that provides a wide range of benefits and services to the entire community.

Plant a Tree

Native Trees

Tree Nursery

City Programs

The Twigs Nursery
The nursery “Twigs” is an excellent source of native stock, and has prices on their website:  See

Forest Invasives website
Webinar about invasive species in Ontario: See

Trees Ontario
Trees Ontario works with 65+ local tree planting agencies in Ontario, including regional Conservation Authorities and local Ontario Stewardship councils to implement its tree planting programs. Planting agencies then work directly with landowners to determine site eligibility, allocate grant funding and coordinate tree planting. See

A Guide to Stewardship Planning for Natural Areas
Guide by Ministry of Natural Resources Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program

Garden Days invitation
Details at:

Carleton University Interactive VS30 Google Map for the City of Ottawa
Provides interesting soil height info at boreholes, and soil to bedrock distance in the NCC woods

Ecology Ottawa – Open Tree Map
Mapping trees and ECO benefits

Just Food – Ottawa
Working towards vibrant, just and sustainable food and farming systems in Ottawa region

Hidden Harvest Ottawa
There is local food that could be put to good use. By picking and sharing the fruit and nuts of Ottawa, we make good use of local food and inspire community members to plant food trees for the future.

‘Parklets’ coming soon to an Ottawa street near you
CBC article on new type of community space that has been popping up all over North America: the “parklet.”

Neighbourwoods project
Neighbourwoods is a tree stewardship initiative across Ontario, which begins with a tree inventory of your neighbourhood. It is an exciting way of being active, getting together with the people in your community and learning all about the trees in and around where you live. These are the trees that help provide quality of life in your living environment. The first step is getting to know them.

Tree Canada
Planting trees beautifies and rejuvenates backyards, city streets, and parks. It nurtures Canada’s heritage of biodiversity and multifaceted landscape. Not only that – it cleans the air. Canadians can breathe easier knowing that every tree planted helps to combat climate change, absorbing carbon dioxide emissions and producing oxygen. Trees naturally cool cities during the summer months, providing shade in scorching heat and habitats for wildlife. A charitable not-for-profit organization.

Before planting edible trees in your community, it is important to know whether the trees you choose are suitable for your region. We recommend using our Trees of Canada resource to identify which tree species may be a good candidate

Forest Ontario – 50 Million Tree Program

The Ontario government has committed to planting 50 million trees by 2025, and to date, we’ve helped more than 4,000 landowners get involved.
Planting trees is a practical way to get more from your property, give back to the community, and help the environment. Work with us, and you can increase the value of your land, improve the quality of your soil, increase wildlife habitat, enhance recreational opportunities, improve the overall health of the environment and leave a lasting legacy.


The Capital Urban Lands Plan

The Capital Urban Lands Plan (2015) is a land use plan to guide the planning, protection and development of federal urban lands in the Capital. The plan applies to urban lands that extend to the Greenbelt boundary on the Ontario side, and those located within the urban perimeter on the Quebec side. The plan does not apply to lands in Gatineau Park.

The Capital Urban Lands Plan supports the NCC’s vision to create an inspiring and dynamic capital. It focuses on highlighting the natural and picturesque qualities of the Capital, offering a welcoming and memorable experience for residents and visitors, and contributing to the character and livability of the Capital.

Specific objectives of the plan
– Create and foster high-quality and meaningful places.
– Improve, safeguard and enrich the Capital’s cultural heritage.
– Develop a network of Capital discovery routes.
– Support the Capital’s urban green and blue space network.
– Protect valued natural habitats and regional biodiversity.
– Reinforce urban vegetation cover, and conserve the Capital’s picturesque landscapes.
– Provide improved access to green and blue spaces year-round.
– Contribute to building a livable Capital Region.
– Enhance the accessibility and integration of federal sites.
– Promote sustainable urbanism and active mobility.

The NCC is committed to working in partnership with authorities, local groups and stakeholders in the implementation of the Capital Urban Lands Plan. The plan was designed to be implemented over 10 years, with a revision to take place at the end of that period.