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!
On August 22nd, members of the community congregated for an informative tree tour through Trinity Bellwoods Park. Over the summer, four of LEAF’s 2018 cohort of Young Urban Forest Leaders (YUFL), Stephanie Clark, Sam Hayden, Julia Spina, and Melissa Szopa, worked with the community group Friends of Trinity Bellwoods to prepare for this event.
Outdoor spaces, when properly planned and planted, can be such a great resource! A well designed yard can act as an outdoor extension of your home, where your family can relax. It can also serve as vital habitat for local wildlife. Designing a wildlife-friendly yard is an easy way to improve our urban forest and promote local biodiversity.
This summer, young women took part in LEAF’s Young Urban Forest Leaders (YUFL) program to learn about urban forestry. The program concluded with participants organizing a community event at a Toronto park. For the four of us, Laura, Denyse, Jenna and Karla, this event took place on Sunday, August 19th, at Guild Park. It was the first of the three YUFL events and an amazing success!
Join us for a guided tree tour with our certified arborist to learn seasonal tips for tree identification!
Join us for a delightful afternoon of drawing in Silverpoint! Participants will create original Silverpoint leaf drawings sketched onto specially prepared paper made from stone that will gradually take on warm brown tones as it ages. Beginners welcome. This event will be held indoors.