© 2014 Robyn Stewart / LEAF
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.
LEAF Office - Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St.

Toronto, , M6G 4C7

 

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.


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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Ross Family Complex
19300 Centre Street

Mount Albert, Ontario, L0G 1M0

 

On Wednesday, November 12th and Saturday, November 15th, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority will be hosting free planting workshops that are open to the public. Learn how to plant trees and shrubs to create beautiful buffers and wildlife habitat.

All attendees will receive a personalized property package containing information on how to draft your customized planting project, offset your costs through grants and receive a free potted starter tree. 

Amy Fedrigo, LEAF’s Residential Planting Programs Assistant, will be in attendance to speak about LEAF’s subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program, an affordable and convenient way to get new native trees, shrubs and garden kits for your property!

Please pre-register by contacting Brittany Ballagh, b.ballagh@LSRCA.on.ca, 905.895.1281 x326.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Presbyterian Church
23449 Woodbine Ave

Keswick, Ontario, L4P 3E9

 

On Wednesday, November 12th and Saturday, November 15th, Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority will be hosting free planting workshops that are open to the public. Learn how to plant trees and shrubs to create beautiful buffers and wildlife habitat.

All attendees will receive a personalized property package containing information on how to draft your customized planting project, offset your costs through grants and receive a free potted starter tree. 

Amy Fedrigo, LEAF’s Residential Planting Programs Assistant, will be in attendance to speak about LEAF’s subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program, an affordable and convenient way to get new native trees, shrubs and garden kits for your property!

Please pre-register by contacting Brittany Ballagh, b.ballagh@LSRCA.on.ca, 905.895.1281 x326.

Netherlands
Monday, November 17, 2014 - 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
City Hall, Committee Room 2
100 Queen St W.

Toronto, , M5H2N2

 

Urban Forest Innovations Inc., the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition, and LEAF are hosting a special public lecture to convey knowledge and ideas to Canadian Engineers, Urban Planners, Arborists, Landscape Architects and related professionals and students.,

Joris Voeten, Urban Green Engineer at SHFT - Smart Innovative Concepts in The Netherlands, will share the complexities of designing a UNESCO heritage site in Amsterdam to allow for maximum tree growth. He will also share the results of Tree-Terra, a 100% recycled soil designed for trees in paved in urban settings.

9:00am - 10:15am ~ Growing Large Trees in Complex Urban Spaces

This presentation will take you through the process of site design and construction for elm trees along the canals in the city center of Amsterdam. Having healthy trees along the historic canals is required by UNESCO, as the entire city center is designated a World Heritage Site. With necessary reconstruction of the canal walls and their foundations, existing elms had to be removed, and new ones planted after construction was complete. This created a perfect opportunity to 'start from scratch' to plan and design for at least 70 years of successful growth in limited growing space. A complex set of design requirements, including high water tables, high intensity use of above-ground urban space, high density of underground infrastructure, high frequency of change in the urban environment and high quality standards set by both UNESCO and the City of Amsterdam, had to be considered throughout the project. This case study offers valuable lessons for long-term survival of large growing trees in challenging urban spaces. Includes 30-minute Q&A.

10:15am-10:45am ~ Coffee break and Networking.

10:45am-12:00pm ~ Recycled Soil for Urban Settings

Learn about the development, characteristics and practical implications of Tree-Terra,  Cradle-to-Cradle certified, 100% recycled, soil for trees in paved urban settings. The results from laboratory experiments as well as field tests will illustrate the high potential of Tree-Terra and two case studies will provide valuable lessons for Canadian professionals designing challenging urban spaces. Includes 30-minute Q&A.

12:00pm-12:30pm ~ Joris is available for continued discussion

This talk is eligible for 2.5 ISA Arborist CEUs.