Register Your Food Tree
Please fill out the form below if you have fruit or a nut tree with bounty to share. At least 1/4 of food collected will be donated to the nearest food agency. We will contact you and confirm in advance of any harvest activity on your property.
Register your tree
Please fill out this form if you have fruit or a nut tree to share. The earlier you fill out this form the better (eg. in the winter or spring) as we need to anticipate the harvest in order to have equipment and volunteers organized for harvests in the summer and fall.
Wait for our call
We will contact you before organizing a
on your property. We will never show up to harvest unannounced.
Help spread the word
We need your help to obtain permission to harvest more trees. You are welcome to use
this leaflet [PDF]
as a tool to register their trees too.
Our Current Focus
Registering your tree does not guarantee we will be able to harvest it. Hidden Harvest is growing, but we do not have the resources to harvest every tree registered.
This year we are focusing our efforts on neighbourhoods & wards where we have permission to harvest more than one tree. Registering your tree early AND helping nearby friends and neighbours register their trees is a good way to increase the chances that we will be giving you a call to arrange a harvest.
If you have already registered your tree in a previous year, then you simply need to let us know it's ready for harvesting. We have a nice, simple short form for that here:
Notify us of your Ripening Tree
Your Contact Information
please enter as (###)###-####
Is this a cellphone?
Are you familiar with Hidden Harvest's harvest events?
We mobilize groups of volunteers to pick and share fruit and nuts which would otherwise go to waste.
Yes, I have attended a harvest event before
Yes, I have heard / read about it
No, but I think I get the idea
No, I would appreciate more information
Do you own the land the tree is on?
We do obtain permission to harvest any trees on City property. However, for any trees you find on private property we need your help in approaching the land owners and obtain permission to harvest their trees.
No, but I do have the owner's permission
No, this tree is on City of Ottawa property
No, this tree is on NCC property
Address of Tree
Please enter a street address near the location of these trees.
If you have the good fortune to be able to share multiple trees, simply fill in the information for one of these trees. Let us know that you have more in the "Additional Comments" box below and we will give you a call to get the details.
Address Line 2
Newfoundland & Labrador
Prince Edward Island
City Ward of Tree
Please select the City Ward where this tree is located.
You can find your ward here
0 - Outside of Ottawa City Limits
1 - Orléans
2 - Innes
3 - Barrhaven
4 - Kanata North
5 - West Carleton-March
6 - Stittsville
7 - Bay
8 - College
9 - Knoxdale-Merivale
10 - Gloucester-Southgate
11 - Beacon Hill-Cyrville
12 - Rideau-Vanier
13 - Rideau-Rockcliffe
14 - Somerset
15 - Kitchissippi
16 - River
17 - Capital
18 - Alta Vista
19 - Cumberland
20 - Osgoode
21 - Rideau-Goulbourn
22 - Gloucester-South Nepean
23 - Kanata South
Ottawa Public Library
is full of resources to help you identify local trees and free mobile apps like
may be helpful too.
Please name the species of tree or vine that you would like to offer.
Month the tree usually fruits
(when has this tree ripened in the past?)
I don't know
(eg. McIntosh, Bartlett, Concord)
Tree Girth (circumference in inches)
...here's a short guide.
Hidden Harvest events offer 1/4 of the harvest to the home owner. Would you like to keep your 1/4 share?
Any remaining fruit will be put to good use and increase our donation to community food agencies and local food programs.
Perhaps some but not a full quarter share
Does this tree require a ladder to harvest?
Do you have (or know of) a ladder we could use?
No, but I could borrow one prior to the harvest event
While on the property, what would you like us to be aware of?
(eg. Delecate plants, animals, possible obstructions, etc...)
Additional Comments to Hidden Harvest Staff & Volunteers
Is there anything else (unrelated to this tree) you would like us to know?
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