ⓘ Native trees in Ottawa are trees that are naturally growing in Ottawa, Ontario and were not later introduced by humans. The area around Ottawa is a part of the ..

                                     

ⓘ Native trees in Ottawa

Native trees in Ottawa are trees that are naturally growing in Ottawa, Ontario and were not later introduced by humans. The area around Ottawa is a part of the Carolinian forest, but many of Ottawas native trees have been displaced by non-native plants and trees introduced by settlers from Europe and Asia from the 18th century to the present. Most of the native trees are found in the Greenbelt, parks, and along the Rideau and Ottawa rivers.

The type of trees growing across the city varies based on the soil condition in the area. Tree cover in the city prior to European settlement started from the shore line back. Settlement resulted in trees being cut for use in building homes and ships and for heating by early residents. The citys Urban Forestry Services plants these trees on city property and encourages others in the city to do the same.

A partial list of native trees in Ottawa: