Plant Your Own Tree
Trees for Tomorrow Distribution
Get it, plant it, grow it.
Take part in planting 100,000 trees in the City of Ottawa by 2010 through the Trees, Reforestation and Environmental Enhancement (TREE) Program. Ottawa residents are eligible to register for a tree to plant on their property and have it delivered it right to your door at no charge.
To celebrate the final year of the TREE program, residents who have previously received a tree through the Trees for Tomorrow initiative will now be eligible to receive a second tree! One potted tree per year will be delivered to Ottawa residents on a first-come, first serve basis while quantities last.
Trees will be available for delivery in the Spring (May/June) and Fall (September/October); the number of trees provided each season will be based on availability. Once each season’s available trees are reserved, registrations will be held for the next available month. The online registration form indicates when your tree will be delivered. There is no fee for delivery. Please note that pick up option is no longer available.
Following registration, you will be sent a delivery notification letter in the mail in the month prior to your delivery. This letter will indicate the approximate delivery week.
A potted tree requires care following delivery. If you will not be home during the delivery period, a neighbour or friend will be required to water the tree until your return.
Trees will not be left at a vacant lot, on the sidewalk or in locations that may impede circulation or pose a hazard to the public. It is at the discretion of the delivery person to leave the tree; if for any reason, the tree cannot be delivered, a delivery notification will be left or you may be contacted to make alternate arrangements.
Types of Trees Available
A variety of species and sizes of trees will be provided based on availability from our suppliers. Trees will be in pots and will arrive with planting instructions, a rodent guard, and a small bag of compost and mulch. It is the responsibility of the recipient to obtain underground utility locates prior to planting the tree.
To receive a tree to plant on your property, register online or call 3-1-1.