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Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests

LEAF is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of the urban forest. We offer programs that help you plant, care and give.


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






Tour participants and leaders
It was a muggy summer night on August 21st when a group of Young Urban Forest Leaders (YUFLs) taught an eager group of residents from the Pocket neighbourhood in East York how to identify some of their local trees and about the important differences between native, non-native and invasive species.
kids standing around a tree
Our Junior Urban Forest Rangers (JUFR) program is a special summer camp designated to give children the opportunity to appreciate and connect with the urban forest through fun and educational nature-themed activities. Today, we share our favourite activities to get kids moving and learning.
People standing in front of a planted tree during the fall.
Spring is a great time to plant trees, but did you know that fall is equally as great? The fall season offers unique and ideal weather conditions that help newly-planted trees adjust and thrive in their new environments.


Four teenagers collecting mulch from a pile
Join us on September 25th and celebrating National Tree Day by greening the community!
Man reaching up to examine a branch
Join us September 30th to October 8th for a multi-day course to learn the basics of tree identification, selection, planting and caring from expert instructors!
Family posing by a small tree they just planted
Join us on October 9th for an afternoon of tree planting. All ages welcome for this family-friendly event!

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