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Students Take Action to Fight EAB

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Did you know that an insect called the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is set to kill over 2.8 million ash trees across York Region in the next few years? LEAF is working in partnership with the Government of Ontario and York Region to educate students and help them take action through our Youth EAB Ambassador pilot program. Together we’ll plant new native trees and shrubs to fight EAB and restore our urban forest.
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March Break Maple Tree Tour

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When I was growing up, there was no better way to say goodbye to winter than with a trip to the sugar bush. The remaining snow made the perfect base for hot maple taffy, and the bright sun, new maple buds and running sap were the ultimate signs that spring was on its way.
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Maple Leaf Forever Canada’s Flowers

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At Todmorden Mills, a small shed protected the remaining pieces of the Maple Leaf Forever Tree. On a cold February day, prospective designers took turns in that shed, looking for inspiration. There, in the corner, was a large piece calling our name. This was the beginning for the Ontario Wood Carvers Association - we had the wood, but we still had to decide what to do with it.
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Thinking about tree protection in Toronto

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Today is the first day of spring! Soon the weather will get warmer and leaves will start appearing on trees. We can put our winter coats away and start turning our minds to outdoor activities. Spring is also the time that many construction projects get underway in the city.
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Meet the newest member of the LEAF team!

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The subtle but immensely important roles nature and natural systems play in our daily lives, and by extension, the great value urban natural spaces have for city dwellers, is why the work LEAF does is so important and why I’m so glad to be the newest (re-) addition to the team.
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