Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests

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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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Kentucky Coffeetree silhouette in winter
The spookiest time of year is just around the corner! With its sinister silhouette, furrowed bark and wild, spreading branches, it’s no wonder the Kentucky coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) is known as the Halloween tree. Standing nearly 45 feet tall, its bare, irregular crown makes for the perfect haunted house backdrop!
Volunteers removing invasive plants
Newly planted trees and shrubs are vulnerable to many threats including invasive species and extreme weather conditions which impact the development of young plants. That’s why it’s so important for LEAF to return to our planting sites and provide much-needed care to our young trees and shrubs.
Photo with leaves and fruit
Whether you’re a first-time homeowner, living in a new development or looking to enhance your outdoor space, adding a tree to your property may just be the right move for you! Need some convincing? LEAF has you covered with our top five reasons for planting a tree this year!

Events

Sugar Maple leaves turned orange in fall
Join us for a guided virtual tree tour of Second Marsh, the largest remaining wetland in the GTA! Then explore it on your own time using our self-guided activity sheet.
Two people in a field with many new trees to plant
Help us green up Whitby! Join us for some family-friendly fun planting native trees and shrubs on October 15th from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Get your hands dirty and grow the urban forest! This event will be in accordance with all municipal and provincial COVID-19 guidelines.
Two people planting a tree
Calling all tree-lovers! Join us on October 23rd from 1:00PM to 3:00PM for a family-friendly afternoon of planting native trees and shrubs in Oshawa. Dig into some fun and help us grow the urban forest! This event will be in accordance with all municipal and provincial COVID-19 guidelines.

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