Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests

 

Notice:

We are currently experiencing technical issues with our phone lines. We are working to fix the problem as soon as possible. 

The best way to contact us at this time is by email, at: info[at]yourleaf.org.

Thank you for your understanding. 

 

COVID-19 Program Updates

Plant

Our Backyard Tree Planting Program offers native trees and shrubs to property owners at a subsidized cost.

 

Homeowners

Multi-units

Businesses

Blogs

Eastern white cedar cones and scales
Have you ever wondered which trees live in your neighbourhood? Is there a tree that you walk past every day and wish you knew what its name was? We hosted a virtual tree tour that explored some of the common and unique tree species that live in Richmond Hill. Here we highlight some of our favourite species and easy tree ID tips.
Northern wild raisin
Native shrubs are a wonderful addition to your backyard, especially if you have limited planting space, want some added privacy, or are looking to promote greater biodiversity in your yard. Plus, they provide many of the same benefits for backyard birds as trees do!
Adriana watering basswood
Fall is here but don’t pack away your garden hose just yet! Newly planted trees should be watered throughout the fall season up until the ground freezes. Fall watering supports root development in newly planted trees and helps evergreen trees combat the stress of winter conditions.

Events

Tamarak leaf fall colour
Join us on November 16th from 7:00PM to 8:30PM for a virtual tree tour of the Arnold C. Matthews Nature Reserve! Gain winter tree ID tricks and discover the benefits trees provide for biodiversity. After the tour, explore the reserve or a park near you using our activity sheet.
LEAF volunteer at planting event
Join us on Sunday, October 17th for a family-friendly afternoon of tree planting in Whitby! Get your hands dirty and help grow the urban forest. This event will be held in accordance with all municipal and provincial COVID-19 guidelines.
LEAF Team at planting evnet
Join us on Saturday, October 16th for a family-friendly afternoon of tree planting in Oshawa! Get your hands dirty and help grow the urban forest. This event will be held in accordance with all municipal and provincial COVID-19 guidelines.

New at LEAF

Give