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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.

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

 

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TCHC Kendleton property
May 15th, 2019 might have seemed like a regular Wednesday morning, just another spring day, but there was something celebratory in the air as the sun broke free from the clouds. Gathered by the community garden at 111 Kendleton Dr were a group of dedicated and inspired people, including LEAF staff, our program partners and local residents. Together, we were celebrating the successful completion of the first phase of a very special project which aims to increase tree canopy cover while increasing community engagement at Toronto Community Housing properties.
Friends planting a tree together at a LEAF community tree planting event
On April 27, 2019 the sky was overcast, the wind was relentless and the temperature was cold enough to require multiple layers of clothing to step outside! It did not seem like a good day to plant trees. Yet, in spite of the inclement weather, the Richmond Hill community came out to plant native trees and shrubs in Meander Park. In fact, this planting event was among our most popular – with roughly 200 participants and 400 trees and shrubs planted!
A tree planted in the backyard and a tree planted in the front yard
We’ve all been in this position: we want to add some nature and beauty to our yards, but have no idea where to start. What will grow well? Where should I plant? It can be overwhelming! But, fear not, my friends! LEAF is here to help you plant the right tree in the right place.

Events

Join us July 22 and learn how you can lend a helping hand to the trees in your community. Opportunities include hands-on planting and stewardship, community outreach, event assistance and more.
Two LEAF volunteer photographers smiling with their cameras
Join us on August 12 and learn how you can lend a helping hand to the trees in your community. Opportunities include hands-on planting and stewardship, community outreach, event assistance and more.
Two LEAF volunteers posing with flexed arms, feeling happy after working on the Learning Gardens
Join us on September 24 and learn how you can lend a helping hand to the trees in your community. Opportunities include hands-on planting and stewardship, community outreach, event assistance and more.

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