Mississauga Tree Tenders Poster
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Clarkson Community Centre
2475 Truscott Drive

Mississauga, Ontario, L5J 2B5

 

This course runs from Tuesday September 19th to Saturday September 30th, 2017.

Tuesday September 19th | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturday September 23rd | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday, September 26th | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

Saturday September 30th | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Would you like to be able to identify the tree species around you? Do you want to learn best practices for selecting, planting and caring for trees in your yard or community? 

This multi-day course will give you a solid understanding of how trees function and what they need to survive and thrive. You’ll learn about the benefits of urban trees and the challenges they face. Our expert instructors deliver engaging indoor and outdoor sessions that will give you skills you can apply immediately. You will walk away with a deeper understanding and be inspired to become an urban forest leader in your community.

Eligible for up to 13.75 International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Continuing Education Units. 

This course supported by the City of Mississauga and Ontario Power Generation

 

Accessibility Information

Building is fully accessible. Outdoor components of course will involve walking in the park on relatively smooth but unpaved ground and on sidewalks throughout the neighbourhood. Last day of the course will include using hand tools and working in near-by natural area to plant trees and take part in stewardship activities.

 

For accessibility questions please contact us.

Toronto Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C6

 

Our volunteers play a critical role in helping improve the urban forest. There are many ways that you can get involved depending on your skills, interests and availability. Please note that we only accept volunteers over the age of 18.

Building is fully accessible. 

Drawing Trees with Alan Li
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
High Park
1873 Bloor Street West

Toronto, Ontario, M6R 2Z3

Meet directly South of Grenadier Restaurant, at the benches at the intersection of West Road and Colborne Lodge Drive. (MAP)

 Join us this fall for an inspirational session, exploring ways to portray the splendour of trees in the beautiful setting of High Park. Students will learn the methods used by artists for drawing realistic trees along with techniques in line work and shading to depict texture. Draw at your own pace and support and constructive feedback from our experienced instructor.

All skill levels are welcome. Participants must bring their own supplies.

Suggested supplies:

- folding chair or stool
- apporximately 9x12 inch artist quality sketchbook
- graphite pencils (H, HB, 2HB)
- kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener
- water, snacks, sunscreen, hat

 

Accessibility Information

The workshop will involve walking in the park on paved pathways and relatively smooth, grassy areas until participants arrive at the drawing spot.  For accessibility questions please contact us

 

Instructor Bio

Alan Li studied figure drawing, perspective and hand drawn animation at Sheridan College. After graduating, he spent three years travelling to primate sanctuaries to draw chimpanzees and orangutans followed by six years of animating children's television programs. Alan currently pursues his own art projects, teaches workshops and keeps busy collaborating with grass-root environmental groups. He supports conservation efforts through the sale of his artwork and is active in volunteering.
Adopt-a-Street-Tree Information Session
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Gladstone Library Auditorium
1101 Bloor Street West

Toronto, Ontario, M6H 1M7

LEAF and the City of Toronto have been working to establish a more collaborative approach to commercial street tree stewardship in Toronto, enabling communities to take action and directly help the urban forest flourish. Learn about the successes and challenges of Toronto's first street tree stewardship projects and find out about resources available to help start a tree care project in your own community. Everyone welcome!

This event supported by the City of Toronto, Live Green Toronto, and Canadian Tree Fund.

 

Accessibility

Community Room is on the lower level. Wheelchair accessible by elevator as well as wheelchair ramp.