Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests


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






Ironwood fall leaves, fruit, catkins and bark
The ironwood is a tree with so many wonderful features, but its ability to blend in with its surroundings is uncanny. As a natural, smaller-growing understory tree that prefers a bit of shade, the ironwood keeps a low-profile amongst its forest friends.
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Urban trees exist in conditions very different from those of a natural forest. As such, it is our duty to provide them with the proper care in order to protect them from harsh urban stressors. Follow these six, easy tips to help your trees survive and flourish.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the LEAF Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens. Made possible with support from Ontario Power Generation, these gardens, located outside five TTC subway stations, demonstrate how biodiversity can thrive, even in small urban spaces. Whether you frequent our gardens on your daily commute or are just learning about them now, we are excited to share with you how much they have grown!


Want to help trees thrive in your community? Join our virtual Volunteer Orientation on August 13th to become a LEAF volunteer and learn how you can lend a helping hand!
Join us for an exciting new webinar series, "All About Trees!" starting Tuesday, September 1st! Learn about the importance of urban trees and how to care for them in this four-part series.

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