Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests


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






Do It Yourself Tree Planting
Looking to try something new and exciting this spring? How about planting a tree? The LEAF Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Tree Planting Program is perfect for those that want to connect with nature and get their hands dirty. Through the DIY program, homeowners can plant their own tree while still receiving the benefits of personalized advice from a certified arborist. Additionally, virtual consultations, contactless delivery and a lower price make this planting option extremely flexible and appealing.
Brian Millward reading a book
One of my favourite things to do during the winter is to curl up under a cozy blanket and get lost in a good book! Last year, I challenged myself to fill my personal library with more non-fiction, and read more environmental books. With everyone spending more time at home than usual, I thought I would share with you some recent nature-reads that I absolutely loved!
Spruce branch covered in snow
Trees that tend to hold on to their foliage are known as evergreen trees. Although it might seem like an intuitive word, there is still much confusion surrounding this tree group. Are all conifers evergreen? Do all evergreens have needles? Do evergreens make for good backyard trees? We answer all this and more!


Young man planting a tree in a park
Join our virtual Volunteer Orientation on March 8th to become a LEAF volunteer and learn how you can lend a helping hand!
Young woman holding up two leaves
Interested in arboriculture, urban forestry and community engagement? Join us on Tuesday, March 23rd to learn about our free, hands-on training and mentorship program for Toronto youths (18 - 29 years old).
Woman planting a small tree
Join our virtual Volunteer Orientation on April 5th to become a LEAF volunteer and learn how you can lend a helping hand!

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