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LEAF’s Outreach Team

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Outreach Team
What’s the Outreach Team, you ask? Last year, LEAF assembled a new group of dedicated volunteers that represent LEAF at community events, such as Community Environment Days, festivals, farmers' markets and public talks. While you may not see these volunteers out planting or mulching (though some of them do that too!), they are critical in helping spread the word about what’s going on in the urban forest!
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Lake Wilcox Neighbourhood Tree Tour

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Lake Wilcox Neighbourhood Tree Tour Blog
On Saturday, September 21, local residents and tree lovers from across York Region braved the rain to explore the Lake Wilcox neighbourhood and learn about the many trees that call it home.
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How I Spent My Summer Vacation (Part One)

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emerald ash borer
Before I begin, I should tell you that I’m not really much of a “joiner.” As a result, I was a little shocked to find myself organizing a campaign in my west-end neighbourhood this summer to battle the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) and save ash trees.
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National Forest Week Festivities

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National Forest Week
Did you know that National Forest Week is coming up? It starts Sunday, September 22 and all of us at LEAF are pretty excited. It’s a week that celebrates what we do all year long – protecting and improving the urban forest. Forests are fundamental to our economy, culture, traditions and history – and to our future. National Forest Week is a great opportunity for each of us to learn more about our forests, both urban and rural, and to get involved.
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Tree Tenders for Teachers

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Trees and schools
I took the LEAF Tree Tenders Volunteer Training course a couple of years ago. As a teacher, it gave me the know-how and confidence to invite my students to learn more about caring for trees on our school grounds. Tree care education does not need to be an “add-on activity”. There are multiple ways of integrating tree learning and stewardship into the Ontario curriculum.
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