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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City of Toronto skyline and urban forest
One of the major issues facing urbanized areas today is an abundance of stormwater runoff flowing into waterways. Buildings, roads and compacted urban soils create hard surfaces generating a greater amount of runoff than on undisturbed or undeveloped surfaces. As a result, urban infrastructure can become overwhelmed during storm events with high volumes of precipitation, leading to increased flooding, soil erosion and pollutants in our waterways. 
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A passionate gardener and bird feeder from Georgina, Lynn Slaney is working to create a landscape that can be enjoyed by her and her family, as well as local wildlife. From oak and elm to cedar and chokeberry, this Urban Forest Champion has planted all sorts of native trees, shrubs and perennials that provide important food and shelter for local birds, bunnies and more!
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Have you ever wondered how plants get their names? On a sunny Saturday morning, our Stewardship Coordinator met with a group of garden stewards at the LEAF Learning Garden for a look into the facts and folklore behind plant names. The group explored the use of scientific vs common names, how plant names can lend clues to their identification, as well as the history, stories and meaning behind some of the most common native plant species found in the LEAF Learning Garden. Here are some highlights from the workshop:

Events

LEAF volunteer at planting event
Join us on Sunday, October 17th for a family-friendly afternoon of tree planting in Whitby! Get your hands dirty and help grow the urban forest. This event will be held in accordance with all municipal and provincial COVID-19 guidelines.
LEAF Team at planting evnet
Join us on Saturday, October 16th for a family-friendly afternoon of tree planting in Oshawa! Get your hands dirty and help grow the urban forest. This event will be held in accordance with all municipal and provincial COVID-19 guidelines.
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Discover the beauty and environmental benefits of The Oshawa Valley Botanical Garden! Join us on October 13th from 7:00PM to 8:30PM for a guided virtual tree tour, and then put your new skills to the test by completing a family-friendly scavenger hunt!

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