Newmarket Edible Tree Tour
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Riverwalk Commons

Meet at the Town of Newmarket sign, located on the north-west corner of Doug Duncan Drive and Water Street

 

Join us for a guided walking tour through downtown Newmarket as we uncover delectable treats in unexpected places. Learn about the healthy and delicious food growing on trees and shrubs. Sample urban forest treats and find out about urban forest and food-related programs across York Region. Certified arborist and local experts will lead the tour and share tips on tree identification and selection. 

Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and water. 

This event is rain or shine.

 

The tour stops will be accessed by walking on sidewalks and flat pavement with some walking on soft, grassy surface. For accessibility questions, please contact us.

Tree Tenders Stewardship Day - Machell Park, Aurora
Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Machell Park

Meet in the northeast corner of parking lot. Parking lot is located on the north side of Aurora Heights Drive, west of Yonge Street


This site, planted last year with young trees and shrubs, needs some TLC in order to thrive.

Join us to get your hands dirty at this family-friendly event! 

10:00 to 10:30 am: Learn about restoration efforts during a short tour of the site
10:30 am to 12:00 pm: Hands on work party to remove invasive species and apply mulch around young trees and shrubs

Refreshments provided. Volunteer hours available. 

Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes (no sandals!) and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and water. 

This event is rain or shine.

This event will involve walking through the park on paved walkways and unpaved, grassy surfaces and working in naturalized areas on unpaved ground.  For accessibility questions please contact us.

Toronto Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, August 9, 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.
Accessibility info: Fully accessible. For accessibility questions, please contact us.

 

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 couse 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. 

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.
Accessibility info: Fully accessible. For accessibility questions, please contact us.

 

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

Toronto, Ontario, M6R 2Z3

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

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.