Root for Trees works with many community groups and other City departments on special projects. Here are some of our featured stories for 2014-2015.
Got Stump - Giving Back
Got Stump is an Edmonton based company offering services in stump and tree removal, tree pruning and trimming, and land clearing. They pride themselves on being an ethical, community oriented company. For example, they use biodegradable chainsaw bar oil, and environmentally-friendly hydraulic fluids based on grapeseed oil wherever possible.
They have always donated to tree planting efforts across western Canada, and now they are supporting Root for Trees. Check out their Giving Back page to see how Got Stump is helping to support naturalization projects in Edmonton.
Planting for Pollinators
Imagine living in a world without flowers, fruits, coffee, and chocolate. Thanks to the wonderful work of pollinators, we don’t have to! In 2014, Root for Trees received a grant from TD Green Streets to support pollinator planting. At the John Janzen Nature Centre, 90 volunteers worked together to plant native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers that will create a habitat for pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and other insects.
Now home to over 3000 wildflowers and 1000 new native trees, you are encouraged to visit the nature centre and marvel at the work of pollinators.
Learn more about TD Green Streets.
River valley users are being encouraged to snack on locally grown berries in Edmonton’s first food forest, planted by 100 volunteers in July 2014. A food forest is a self-sufficient perennial planting of native, food-producing trees and shrubs. In addition to growing food, this native food forest will add even more beauty and biodiversity to Edmonton’s magnificent river valley!
With over 1,200 trees and shrubs planted, come enjoy the fruits of our labour including Saskatoons, highbush cranberries, gooseberries, pin cherries, and more!
Commuters in Edmonton may have noticed a transformation on Terwillegar Drive from Rabbit Hill Road to 40th Avenue. Partnering with the City of Edmonton, The Carbon Farmer project planted over 10,000 trees and shrubs along this boulevard in September 2014. Eventually, this area should grow into a stable forest stand – which will aid in intercepting pollution and noise between the roadway and adjacent houses and school yard.
Turning previously tilled land into forests, The Carbon Farmer Inc. plants native trees, shrubs, and grasses while helping people and businesses offset their carbon footprint.