© 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.






Two gift bags
In the past, I felt myself dreading the holidays or my friends’ birthdays. Though these are all joyous occasions, the pressure of finding the perfect gift is not so fun. But, there’s a better option! How can you give meaningful, environmentally-friendly and socially-responsible gifts without any of the hassle? By donating!
Ben with students by the Freeman maple
Environmental teacher, Ben Freeman, from TDChristian High School speaks on his experience using LEAF services for a very special project at this Woodbridge school.
Two large Freeman maples with fall leaves
Robert Christopher first planted a Freeman maple with LEAF in spring 2012. He was inspired again to add another fine-looking Freeman maple to his Toronto property in fall 2013. He added more beauty and biodiversity to his yard in spring and fall 2018 with three pagoda dogwoods and an Eastern white cedar. Because he takes excellent care of his trees and shrubs, you can see from the photos, things are thriving in his yard. Our Program Manager, Kim De Lallo, interviews Robert about his recurring support for LEAF.


Stamp of an oak leaf with carving tool for size
Join us on November 23rd for a delightful afternoon of printmaking with Linocut! Participants will create original prints using linoleum and an array of carving tools. All equipment and materials will be supplied. Beginners welcome.

New at LEAF