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Top 3 trees for spring-emerging bees!

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©2017 Lillian Natalizio/LEAF
Did you know that many native bees are solitary? They don’t live in hives like honey bees. And native bees that hibernate through winter often do so in ground nests or in cracks and crevices. Most ground-nesting bees will burrow below the frost line in order to survive winter. Those that nest in twigs and wood crevices, fill their blood with anti-freeze-like substances to survive.
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Native Plant Workshop at the LEAF Learning Garden

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© 2017 Al Yoshiki | LEAF
The LEAF Learning Garden was full of life on May 31st, as native plant garden expert Lorraine Johnson conducted a native plant workshop for 15 of our volunteer garden stewards.
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When the student becomes the teacher - Kimberly is an urban forest champion!

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Encouraging communities to steward their trees is my passion – that’s why I’m so excited to work with LEAF this summer!
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Buzz-worthy News! #BeesLoveTrees

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©2017 Janet McKay / LEAF
Trees are more than shade providing oxygen factories. They are important habitat for native bees. The mutual love between bees and trees goes way back – even before the birds and the bees were a thing!
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Lessons from Tree Tenders Training

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© 2017 Patrick Gurges\LEAF
As a recent graduate of our Tree Tenders Volunteer Training program, Laura shares reflections on her experience and lessons learned.
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