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Erica Hazlett, an urban forest champion!

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© 2016 Erica Hazlett
Sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until you trip over it. My name is Erica, and this is my story of how I became an environmental champion.
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Growing Up and Going Green

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©2015 Erin MacDonald/LEAF
The trees along Danforth Avenue have been experiencing a fresh new lease on life thanks to the local residents and businesses taking part in an Adopt-a-Street-Tree Project. Their tending and care has given these trees the attention they need to establish themselves and grow for years to come.
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Adopt-a-Park-Tree Project established with Friends of Berczy Park!

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©2017 Anthony Polimeni / LEAF
A group of five Young Urban Forest Leaders (YUFL) including Megan, Willa, Mahlaini, Amy and myself, Laura, hosted a one-hour tree tour on Sunday, August 27th at Berczy to officially launch the Adopt-a-Park Tree Program with Friends of Berczy Park.
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Mulch Much?

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©2014 Brenna Anstett/LEAF
Mulching is incredibly important for newly planted trees and shrubs, especially in urban environments! Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, mulch also has many benefits that can improve the overall health of your garden.
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Maple Sweets and Fall Treats

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©2016 Creative Commons
The sugar maple tree is a historical icon here in Canada. Not only is the leaf our national symbol, but it also shows a vibrant display of fall colour each autumn and it provides us with a very delectable treat in the spring - maple syrup!
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