Blogs

Planting Trees and Making Memories in Pickering

Volunteers at Pickering planting event
This fall, LEAF grew the urban forest in Durham Region by planting over 750 native trees and shrubs on public land. We partnered with the Town of Pickering to complete our first naturalization planting project in Pickering’s Pine Creek. Our Stewardship Assistant, Suzie, reflects on her planting experience. 

Growing Together: Planting Trees for a Better Planet

Newly planted shrub in Ajax
A new homeowner passionate about environmental sustainability, Rema is working to mitigate the climate crisis right from her backyard in Ajax. Determined to turn a once treeless backyard into something beautiful and sustainable, this Urban Forest Champion is excited to watch her newly planted native trees grow, as her children do, and provide benefits locally and globally.

Building Urban Forest Resilience in Oshawa One Tree at a Time

Cheryl and family holding "50" for 50 trees
This fall, LEAF helped grow the urban forest in Durham Region by planting over 750 native trees and shrubs on public land. We partnered with the City of Oshawa to complete our first naturalization planting project in Oshawa’s Central Park. Our Stewardship and Education Intern, Maiesha, reflects on their planting experience

Garden Stewards Learn to Prune at the LEAF Learning Garden

LEAF volunteers pruning LEAF Learning Garden
Garden Stewards are LEAF volunteers who help maintain our six Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens across the City of Toronto. Every year, LEAF organizes various skill-building workshops for these volunteers on topics related to native plants and sustainable gardening techniques. With the winter season fast approaching, it was the perfect time for a pruning workshop, where the stewards could try their hand at this new skill.
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