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St. Clair West Adopt-A-Tree

Posted by Christine Bruce /
St. Clair West Tree Audit
In the spring of 2010, I was volunteering at a LEAF table when someone from the neighbourhood approached me. She had noticed that the newly planted trees along St. Clair Avenue West were dying. Riding past that night, I saw examples of trees that had died brutal deaths: their trunks had imploded in the cold weather. I went home and wept.
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Congratulations Tree Tenders

Posted by Matthew Higginson /
Tree Tenders Celebration
As you know, 2011 has been the International Year of Forests according to the United Nations. So it seems fitting that we saw over one hundred people take our Tree Tenders Volunteer Training program this year. And to say "its been a busy year for them" would be an understatement...
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Forests, films and peace

Posted by Andrea Bake /
Amazon Rainforest
On November 30, the Ontario Forestry Association wrapped up the UN’s International Year of Forests by having an evening film festival at the University of Toronto. In a large auditorium, I and about 160 other people watched 6 short films ranging from a documentary on towering Redwoods to the well-known NFB animation the Log Driver’s Waltz. The OFA touched upon many different connections people have with not only the forest, but nature as a whole, and educate other viewpoints at the same time.
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The Food Access Native Tree Project

Posted by Mike Jones /
Edible Tree Tour
Food is one of the cheapest and easiest ways of bringing marginalized community members together. Food, specifically nutritious food, is often unavailable to some in this City. The Food Access Native Tree Project was designed to promote the mass planting of 60 native fruit and nut trees (Serviceberry, Elderberry, and Hazelnut) on land surrounding subsidized housing and community housing projects in South Riverdale.
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Another year stewarding the urban forest

Posted by Jessica Piskorowski /
Milne Hollow
Wow, the 2011 stewardship season at LEAF has been a busy one – and an amazing one! From creating small pockets of biodiversity through our Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens to taking part in large naturalization plantings, we’ve certainly left our positive mark on Toronto’s tree canopy.
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