© 2015 David Slaughter / LEAF

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!





© 2010 Brian Groulx/LEAF
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.”
© Robin Woods
LEAF interviews local Junction artist, Nicola Woods, about her upcoming art exhibit as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. The project features beautiful ‘portraits’ of the Junction’s street trees.
©2016 Brenna Anstett / LEAF
Trees are valued for the many benefits they provide to our global landscapes. They offer us shade on hot days, provide important habitat and food for our native wildlife, combat climate change by sequestering carbon, increase property value and improve mental health – just to name a few! In honour of Earth Day, I want to share one particular benefit of our trees – their ability to decrease stormwater runoff and filter pollutants!


©2015 Michael Tenaglia/LEAF
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.
©2018 LEAF
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!
©2018 LEAF
Join us for a guided tree tour with our certified arborist to learn seasonal tips for tree identification!

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