This video presents “The story of LEAF part 2”:
- LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and improving urban forests through planting, training and education initiatives.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
55 John St
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
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)
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.
Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St, Suite 253
Canada M6G 4C7
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