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Tree-care and education

Tree-care and education

Thanks to generations of tree-loving citizens, Calgary is a city of green, with over 1.5 million trees in our urban forest.

Did you know that over half our city’s trees are located on private land? We want to help Calgarians to plant new trees, while caring for the ones we already have. Our eLearning modules offer basic tree-care information: learn at your own pace, when convenient, for absolutely no cost.

Join our free online tree-care workshops

Download quick reference guides for the learning modules.

Learning modules

Right Tree, Right Location

Planting your own tree can be a little daunting. This course will help you choose and plant a new tree in your yard.

Your Tree, Year Round

You've purchased a new tree, selected the right location and planted it. Now what? Our second module provides basic tree care tips and knowledge for year-round tree care in Calgary's climate​

Storm Damage, Tree Pests

Keep your investment growing and healthy: this module has basic care tips and knowledge for storm damage, and dealing with tree pests and diseases.​

Tree Workshops

Our annual tree workshops are moving from in-person events to free, online live events due to COVID restrictions.

The workshops will be approximately 1.5 hours in length and will feature a live Q&A session at the end with a City of Calgary Urban Forestry Technician to offer advice and answer any tree related questions or concerns.

Pre-registration is required for all of the workshops, if you would like to attend, please register below. The link to the workshop will be emailed to participants two days prior to the program date.

All materials will be available for downloaded prior to the start of the workshop. The workshops will also be recorded and available to view on at a later date. 

Pruning Basics Workshop, March 2021

Not sure how to prune your trees? Afraid that you will do more harm than good?
In this workshop you will learn why you need to prune your trees, the best time of year to do your pruning and the best tools to use to keep your tree happy and healthy for many years to come. 

Workshops available:

Pests & Disease Workshop, April 2021

Have you looked at your trees and noticed they aren’t as healthy as they use to be and wondered what could be happening to them? Do you think you could improve your knowledge about tree health? In this workshop we will cover the common tree diseases are in Calgary, what they look like, what treatments can be used and where to go for more information. This is a beginner course, with an opportunity to ask a Calgary Parks Urban Forest Technician questions about your trees.  

Workshops available: