You’re Invited: Seven Green Events of LEAF July 15 – October 27, 2012

This video presents “The story of LEAF part 2”:

  • LEAF’s Backyard Tree Planting Program offers:
    • Native trees and shrubs to property owners in Toronto and York Region, at a subsidized cost
    • Professional arborists – assist residents in making educated decisions about the type of tree that suits the property, focusing on getting the right tree in the right place:
      • Since their first planting season in 1996, over 13,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted in backyards, helping to create greener communities and a healthier urban forest”

LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) invites you to the following seven green events:

Our Changing Landscapes Tree Tour

Sunday, July 15, 2012

10:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.

$5 Donation

Registration recommended

Meet at the northwestern corner of
Woodbine Avenue Bypass and Prince of Wales Dr.

(east of HWY 404, north of Elgin Mills Rd.E.)

Parking Location: Street Parking on Prince of Wales Drive

Tour Leader: Erin Silverstein, LEAF

  • Enjoy a guided walk through one of Markham’s remaining intact forests.
  • Be transported back in time as we imagine Ontario covered in trees.
  • You will:
    • explore the woodlot ecosystem
    • learn some tips on tree identification
    • discuss the importance preserving our urban forest in the face of rapid urbanization

Wychwood Barns Park Mulching

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.


Registration recommended

Wychwood Barns Park
76 Wychwood Ave (Christie St & St. Clair Ave W)
Toronto, Ontario, M6G 2K1

  • “Get your hands in the dirt – join LEAF to steward our wonderful community trees and LEAF Learning Garden at the Wychwood Barns Park!
  •  Mulching our community space will help to keep moisture available to trees during the hot summer and give them more of the delicious nutrients they crave.
  • Bring a water bottle, gardening gloves, and a smile!”
  • Accessibility: Paved and unpaved surfaces, hills

EAB Ambassador Training

Saturday, July 28, 2012

10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.

Registration recommended

Scarborough Civic Centre
150 Borough Drive
Committee Room 1
Scarborough, Ontario, M1P 4N7

  • Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) plans to take a huge chunk out of our urban forest.
  •  But there are actions you can take:
    • Become an EAB Ambassador
    • Help LEAF spread the word about treatment options for ash trees not yet infested, replanting programs and more.
    • This EAB Ambassador training will include both indoor and outdoor instruction to:
      • help you identify ash trees
      • understand the effects of Emerald Ash Borer
      • become familiar with planting programs that Toronto residents can take advantage of
    • LEAF will also provide you with tips on the best techniques to use when sharing the information with others!

Morningside Park Tree Tour

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.

Registration Recommended

East Scarborough Storefront
4040 Lawrence Av East
Scarborough, Ontario, M1E 2R2

Tour leaders: Jessica Piskorowski, LEAF and Alexis Wood, TRCA

  • Join LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) and Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) on a guided walk of the tree canopy along Highland Creek in Morningside Park.
  • Learn about the benefits our urban trees provide and the new projects underway at the East Scarborough Storefront as we explore this quiet valley and its interesting waterway.
  • Accessibility: Paved walking trail, steep hills will be challenging for walkers or wheelchairs

International Influences: Inspiring ideas for trees in public space

Thursday, August 16, 2012 – 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m.


Registration recommended

Metro Hall
55 John St
Rooms 308-309

Public transit: Subway to St. Andrew station

Presenter:  Brendan Stewart, Landscape Architect and Urban Designer, ERA Architects, Toronto

  • “Planting trees to enhance and humanize our cities is a practice as old as human civilization.”
  • Join LEAF to:
    • “explore the rich aesthetic traditions and histories of planting trees in gardens, parks and urban open spaces from around the world
    • learn how these practices shape our ideas about green space here in Toronto”
  • “Through images of beautiful and inspirational designed landscapes we’ll learn how designing with trees can enhance our experience of place”
  •  Join in a discussion about the relevance of these traditions today.
  • This event qualifies for ISA Continuing Education Units (CEU).
  • Accessible entrance  and accessible ramp

Edible Tree Tour

Saturday, August 25, 2012

10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

$5.00 Suggested Donation

Registration recommended

Meet in Ben Nobleman Park just across the street from Eglinton West Station – Eglinton Ave W.

Tour Leaders:  Laura Reinsborough, Not Far From the Tree, Susan Poizner, Growing For Green, Amanda Gomm, LEAF

  • Each year Toronto’s urban forest produces millions of pounds of edible treats.
  • Follow LEAF’s  knowledgeable leaders – and your taste buds – through Toronto’s urban forest and discover what appetizing delights await you in its canopy.
  • Learn about urban harvesting with Laura Reinsborough from Not Far From The Tree
  • Then explore the Ben Nobleman community orchard with Susan Poizner of Growing for Green.
  • Uncover delectable edibles in unexpected places with LEAF’s Amanda Gomm.
  • Come on the tour and learn how to glean what you’ve seen with foraging tips and tricks

S.O.S. TO: Save our seeds Toronto

Saturday, October 27, 2012 (All day)
Cost: TBA

LEAF Learning Garden
601 Christie St., Wychwood Barns
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Workshop Leader: Mark Sherman, LEAF

  • More details coming soon, including times, price, and registration information.

Contact Info:

Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests

Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St, Suite 253
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M6G 4C7

Phone 416.413.9244




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