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!
With the ongoing loss of ash trees due to the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), planting new trees is more important than ever.
Your backyard is more than just a comforting green space to relax in. It’s an important part of Toronto’s urban habitat for both plants and animals. From May through December 2018, LEAF is working in partnership with Toronto Wildlife Centre and Ontario Power Generation to provide tips on how to ensure your backyard is beautiful and welcoming for both humans and wildlife.
Teamwork Makes the Dream Work! Enhancing Richmond Hill’s Urban Forest with over 200 Trees and Shrubs
The first of two spring public planting events in Richmond Hill took place on Saturday, May 12, and although rain was in the forecast, Mother Nature was on our side. It ended up being a slightly overcast, mild day – perfect tree planting conditions!
A fun-filled, family-friendly celebration of our urban forest! Featuring the Toronto All-Star Big Band, environmental exhibits, local artisans, tasty food, kids’ activities and lots of other entertain
Our volunteers play a critical role in helping improve the urban forest. There are various ways in which you can get involved depending on your skills, interests and availability. Please note that volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.