Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests


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






Young man sitting in front of the computer. Text reads, "We've gone virtual!"
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LEAF has reimagined its volunteer programs and is now delivering many of them virtually. Recently, we completed our first virtual volunteer orientation and connected with 50 new urban forest advocates! What challenges does this virtual world pose for LEAF programs, and what new opportunities does it present?
The LEAF Backyard Tree Planting Program has been helping private property owners plant native trees for more than two decades. Designed so that native trees survive and thrive, the program boasts a number of unique features that benefit both trees and property owners.
LEAF arborist on the computer, text reads "Do-It-Yourself Tree Planting"
Looking for ideas on how to beautify your yard? Fancy getting your hands dirty? Need some help getting started? Look no further! Our Do-It-Yourself Tree Planting Program might just be right for you! Our certified arborists will connect with you virtually to help you select the right native tree for your yard and later we’ll deliver it right to your door. The best part - no previous gardening experience is required!


Person holding up two different leaves for comparison
Join us for a virtual Tree Tour of Wychwood Barns Park on Tuesday, August 4th! Learn about the importance of urban trees and how to care for them.
Want to help trees thrive in your community? Join our virtual Volunteer Orientation on August 13th to become a LEAF volunteer and learn how you can lend a helping hand!

New at LEAF