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.
Our arborists will help you make an educated decision about the type of tree that best suits your property. Find out which one of our programs is right for you!
Our popular Songbird Kits are sold out for 2018. But you can sign up for our Early Bird Notification List and be the first to know when they are available to order for spring 2019 delivery! Take a sneak peek at some of the species included in the kit that will help you create a singing garden!
Although we were left wondering whether spring would ever actually arrive, the signs of new life in each of our six urban forest demonstration gardens are sure indicators that our pollinator friends will be visiting soon!
The Great Lakes contain nearly 20% of the earth’s fresh surface water. But pollution and other urban pressures, are taking their toll on this resource, and it is currently believed that the Great Lakes are at “a tipping point of irreversible decline.”
Join us for a morning of tree planting in Bridgeview Cordone Park and take home a free native shrub to plant in your yard (while supplies last). All ages welcome for this family-friendly event!
Join us for a guided tree tour with our certified arborist to learn seasonal tips for tree identification!