Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests


Our Backyard Tree Planting Program offers native trees and shrubs to property owners at a subsidized cost.






Hackberry tree cared for by Catherine Liscumb
For Catherine Liscumb, maintaining a green and clean environment around her Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) building is an important way to improve the environment and community. Hear more from her as she explains the connection between environmental stewardship, climate change and community wellness.
butterfly on purple coneflower at the LEAF Learning Garden
Supporting pollinators through native gardening is a climate action we can all get behind! Through a two-part workshop series led by Lorraine Johnson and Sheila Colla, LEAF volunteer garden stewards learned strategies to build more resilient pollinator gardens. Read more on how you can incorporate these approaches into growing your own pollinator garden.
ghost decoration hanging from tree
Halloween is a fun-filled time of year for all ages to enjoy, perfect for visiting pumpkin patches, catching tractor rides and picking the perfect costumes. It’s also a time for creativity and for adorning your home with spooky décor. With a little mindful decorating and environmentally friendly practices, you can preserve the health of your trees and foster ecological balance. Check out these three "tricks" that will make your yard an eco-friendly "treat" this Halloween season!

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