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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.

Plant

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

 

Homeowners

Multi-units

Businesses

Blogs

"Winter Tree Care" written over a pruner slicing through a snowy branch
Winter is a great time to prune mature trees because the cooler weather makes them less vulnerable to diseases and infections. Improper pruning can result in serious, long-term damage to your tree and endanger wildlife inhabitants so selecting a qualified and responsible tree care company is essential for ensuring both are well-protected. When choosing a company, you’ll need to be prepared to research, ask questions and identify misleading tactics.
Collage of American elm, sugar maple and honey locust. Reads: "150 new trees at TCHC properties"
Eleven Toronto Community Housing communities across Toronto welcomed 150 new trees as part of the TCHC Planting and Stewardship Initiative over the past two years. The TREE-rific neighbours not only make the communities greener, but also add unique flare.
Collage of LEAF volunteers at work in 2019
In 2019, LEAF volunteers and stewardship event participants gave over 4,200 hours of their own time to LEAF programs, such as: community tree planting events, Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens, community events, Tree Tours and so much more! With so many programs and projects to celebrate, we’re taking a moment to acknowledge the contributions made by our TREE-rific volunteers and LEAF community.

Events

Young Urban Forest Leaders leading a Tree Tour
Join us on Thursday, March 12th to learn about our free, hands-on training and mentorship program, the Young Urban Forest Leaders, and how you can participate as a youth (18 - 29 years old) or a community group.
LEAF Volunteers staffing an outreach table
Join us on Wednesday, March 11th for our York Region Volunteer and Outreach Orientation and learn how you can lend a helping hand! Join a community of like-minded individuals and help our urban forest thrive.
LEAF volunteer planting a shrub
Join us on Wednesday, March 4th for our Toronto Volunteer Orientation and learn how you can lend a helping hand! Join a community of like-minded individuals and help our urban forest thrive.

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