Frequently Asked Questions

What is the yegTreeMap?

yegTreeMap is a tool that citizens of Edmonton can use to register the trees they plant or already have on their private property. This tool tracks the energy, stormwater flow, carbon dioxide and air quality benefits that trees provide in an urban environment.

What is Root for Trees?

The City of Edmonton has identified a need to preserve and expand our urban forest. The approved Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) sets out a 10-year strategy for managing and enhancing our urban forest.

Root for Trees is an enhanced tree planting initiative which intends to increase tree planting within the city through continued partnerships with corporations, individual residents and community groups. The target of this initiative is to plant an additional 16,000 trees annually by volunteers on public and private land. The vision of Root for Trees is to have a city of trees planted by Edmontonians.

How can I get involved and use yegTreeMap?

There are several ways that you can explore and use yegTreeMap.

  1. Find Trees: Use yesTreeMap to search for trees in a neighborhood or specific address.
    • Search by Location search box located at the top of the page.
    • Type an address, city, and province or select a location by clicking the List button.
    • Click the "Search" to find trees near that location.
    • You can also search by tree species using the Search by Species box.
  2. Add Trees: Add trees in your yard, near your home or in your neighborhood and help us create a more complete inventory of trees in Edmonton.
    • To add a tree, you will need to create a free account and then log in to the system.
    • Once you've logged in, click the Add a Tree page to enter information about your tree.
    • Fill out the requested information and then click "Add this Tree."
  3. Volunteer to plant more trees through the Root for Trees Program, then track your trees: Get a group together to organize a self-guided tree planting event. For more information on how to get involved visit ‘Have Shovel, Will Travel’: http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/initiatives_innovation/have-shovel-will-travel.aspx

How do I find out the species of my tree?

Visit the Tree Key or Resources page for options on how to research the species of your tree. If you cannot identify your tree species, you can still add your tree to yegTreeMap.

What if the species of my tree is not listed in the tree key?

We tried to include all of the major ornamental and native species found in Edmonton, but we could easily have missed a few. If your tree species is not an option in yegTreeMap, email citytrees@edmonton.ca to request to have it added to the system.

How do I measure the diameter of my tree’s trunk?

Watch this video for instructions on how to properly measure the diameter of your tree. Entering the diameter is essential for helping track that tree’s growth and environmental benefits.

What is the source of the tree data in yegTreeMap?

The core data comes from the City of Edmonton tree inventory updated on a regular basis by City of Edmonton – Beautification and Greening Initiatives. The raw data can be found here: https://data.edmonton.ca/Environmental-Services/Trees-Species-Map-View-/cggb-hzzm

How can I support urban forestry in Edmonton?

There are a number of great ways to get involved in caring for trees, supporting forest stewardship, and learning more about trees and plants in the Edmonton area.

  1. Add trees to the yegTreeMap!
    Do you know of a tree that isn’t on the map? Add that tree now or update existing tree information!
  2. Volunteer with one of the programs listed below:
  3. Visit the City of Edmonton Urban Forestry Website to learn more about tree care.
  4. Spread the Word! Tell others about yegTreeMap and the importance of urban trees.

How can I be sure that the information in yegTreeMap is accurate?

Most of the original data has come from City of Edmonton Forestry employees who have carefully surveyed street trees throughout the city. We have implemented a number of checks that will hopefully prevent the entering of incorrect data. If you find incorrect information, please let us know by contacting citytrees@edmonton.ca.

How do I report an issue with a tree or a hazardous or dead tree?

yegTreeMap is a collaborative mapping tool and inventory of trees in the City of Edmonton. It is not a tool for reporting issues with trees or potentially hazardous or dead trees. If you are concerned about a tree on public land, please call 311 within the City of Edmonton. If you are located outside the City of Edmonton, please contact your local government to determine the best way to report tree issues.

How does the tree map use optional personal information?

Personal information is collected under the authority of section 33 (c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used for the administration of the Roots for Trees project. If you have any questions regarding this collection of personal information, please contact the Program Coordinator at 780-442-4310.

If you have any questions about yegTreeMap that have not been answered here please email citytrees@edmonton.ca


For more information:
www.rootfortrees.ca
Email: citytrees@edmonton.ca
Phone: 311 or outside Edmonton 780-442-5311