Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.
LEAF Office - Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St.
Suite 253

Toronto, Ontario, M6G4C7


Sign up to become a LEAF Volunteer today. There are many ways that you can get involved and actively help our urban forest. Please note that we only accept volunteers over the age of 18, that have completed a volunteer orientation session. 

Opportunities include:


To attend this orientation session, please complete our Volunteer Application Form

If you have any questions or to confirm your attendance, please contact Erin at erin[at]yourleaf.org or 416.413.9244 x12.

Click here to read our Volunteer Handbook for important information on urban forest issues and how you can help. In addition, all LEAF volunteers must watch a brief accessibility training video, here.

© 2014 Tamar Pister/ LEAF
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Don Valley Brickworks
550 Bayview Ave.
meet at Brickworks Ambassador tent at the southwest corner of the site (near the Weston Family Quarry sign)

Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3X8


Join a LEAF arborist for an exploration of the Don Valley Brickworks site. Learn to recognize not only leaves, but bark, twigs, buds, needles, and cones, to help you identify local native trees. Learn which features to look for, and how to use an identification key to narrow down your identification from genus to species. Enjoy the beauty and diversity of the trees gracing the natural environment at the Don Valley Brick Works Park. Presented in partnership with the City of Toronto – Parks Forestry and Recreation.

Accessibility Info: boardwalks, gravel paths, some rough ground, stairs

For more information: City of Toronto event listing 

© 2008 Andrew Chiu/ LEAF
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 9:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.
Rouge Park
1749 Meadowvale Rd.
Major intersection: Meadowvale Rd & Sheppard Ave E (see registration link for directions)


Join us for this tour through Rouge Park, on its way to becoming Canada’s first urban national park! Using the backdrop of the trees along the trail, we will discuss forest issues such as biodiversity, invasive species, climate change, pests and other pressures, as well as the benefits of forests and how we can help increase the urban canopy.


Tour Leader: Lisa Moore, LEAF


This tour is part of Rouge Park's Guided Walk Series, supported by Ontario Power Generation's Biodiversity program.


Edible Tree Tour
Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Artscape Wychwood Barns
Meet at southwest corner of Wychwood Ave. & Benson Ave.

Toronto, Ontario, M6G4C7


Did you know that each year Toronto’s urban forest produces millions of pounds of healthy and delicious food?  Join some knowledgeable foodies to discover what appetizing delights await! Learn about a fruit picking program and fruit tree workshops. Uncover delicious treats hidden in plain view and discover the edibles in LEAF’s Learning Garden.  We’ll end with a visit to The Stop’s Farmers’ Market at Wychwood Barns. 


Tour Leaders:

Susan Poizner, Orchard People

Becky Thomas, Not Far From The Tree

Robyn Stewart, LEAF


Accessibility Info: City Streets and sidewalks. Some travel over grassy areas and woodchip paths. Mostly flat.

Ashbridge Estate Tree Tour
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Ashbridge Estate
1444 Queen St E. (Queen St E and Greenwood Ave)

Toronto, Ontario, M4L 1E1

Come explore the living heritage of historic Ashbridge Estate, a two-acre oasis in Toronto’s east end. Discover trees planted by the Ashbridge family during their two centuries of living here, and find out how the land has changed over time. Learn about conservation arboriculture techniques used today to maintain the beautiful old trees on the property. Hear the story behind Emma’s Willow, planted over one hundred years ago and still going strong! 

Tour Leaders:

Barbara Heidenreich, Ontario Heritage Trust

Philip van Wassenaer, Urban Forest Innovations

Robyn Stewart, LEAF

Accessibility Info: Unpaved surfaces, lawns, of the estate

Tree Tenders Volunteer Training
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Toronto Botanical Gardens
777 Lawrence Ave. E.
(at Leslie St.)

Toronto, Ontario, M3C 1P2


This multi-day course is designed for individuals who want to gain tree-related knowledge and skills. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about trees and how to properly care for them, then this course for you!

Each session provides basic arboriculture training through a combination of indoor and outdoor instruction, and a group tree planting.

Pending - Eligible for up to 13.75 ISA CEUs

Full course dates & times:
Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday, September 13, 2014, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.