Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.
LEAF Office - Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St.

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.

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 Garden
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.

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

Mine Hollow: A Natural History Walking Tour
Sunday, October 5, 2014 - 1:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.
Lawrence Avenue East and Don Valley Parkway

Meet at the picnic tables by the parking lot at the end of Old Lawrence Avenue


This walk through the quiet ravine of Milne Hollow will reveal the layers of industrialization and renaturalization that have shaped its landscape over the years. Discover how railways and expressways, flooding and invasive species have impacted the area throughout Toronto’s history and how recent stewardship efforts have helped preserve this important natural landscape.


Tour Leaders:
Peter Heinz, Don Watershed Regeneration Council
Robyn Stewart, LEAF

Accessibility Info: Flat pavement, some rough ground