The benefits of trees are countless, including being a great source of pollen and nectar to our native bees. Yet a tree may not be suitable for everyone. If you’re interested in helping our bees thrive but don’t have space for a tree, consider planting shrubs instead! They are perfect for smaller spaces and come with an array of benefits!
Sometimes you don’t know what you’re looking for until you trip over it. My name is Erica, and this is my story of how I became an environmental champion.
Fall marks the time when trees and shrubs begin their sleepy fall into winter. But certain plants put on a stunning display before they go. Here, we highlight four native shrubs, available through our Backyard Tree Planting Program, that are particularly note-worthy in the fall season.
This summer, four of LEAF’s Young Urban Forest Leaders (YUFL) graduates, Jaspreet, Laura, Sushmita, and Sydney, had the pleasure of working with LEAF to promote urban forest stewardship and to develop an Adopt-a-Park Tree program with Friends of Stephenson Park.
The sugar maple tree is a historical icon here in Canada. Not only is the leaf our national symbol, but it also shows a vibrant display of fall colour each autumn and it provides us with a very delectable treat in the spring - maple syrup!