Berczy Park

Five of LEAF's Young Urban Forest Leaders are working with the Friends of Berczy Park to start an Adopt-a-Park-Tree program after the park's official re-opening in the spring of 2017!

The park was fully renovated in 2015 and 2016. Several mature trees were removed and 41 new trees have been planted. the Friends of Berczy Park, with the support of the Young Urban Forest Leaders, are taking action to nurture these young trees to survive the vulnerable first years of life and to recreate the cherished tree canopy in this busy urban park.

 

Etienne Brule Park

Four of LEAF’s Young Urban Forest Leaders are working with the P.I.N.E Project to provide an estimated 90 new trees that are anticipated for planting this fall along the beautiful Humber River edge with some TLC.

The P.I.N.E Project delivers wilderness programs in Etienne Brule and King’s Mill parks nearly year-round, running a community outdoor school with approximately 250 participants and several summer programs that serve approximately 700 participants. Their programs connect children with the natural world through outdoor programming in all weather, teaching them about their natural surroundings and developing bushcraft skills. The Young Urban Forest Leaders will trains staff and participants on how to care for newly planted park to ensure they thrive.

 

Stephenson Park

Four of LEAF’s Young Urban Forest Leaders are working with the Friends of Stephenson Park to help kickstart a new tree stewardship project that will support the establishment of about 30 newly planted trees. 

Stephenson Park is loved and well-used by the local community, with a busy splash pool and baseball diamond. Last year, many of the trees suffered in the extreme drought. The Young Urban Forest Leaders are working to help raise awareness of the importance of our trees and increase the community's commitment to care for them.