Trees calm and trees focus. Trees improve our moods, they brighten our environment, and they add music to our day. Trees are all around us and their subliminal benefits make the greatest impact; they can be a gateway to a stronger connection with nature. But they can also be a gateway to a stronger connection with ourselves and our communities. Tree adopters in the Bloordale neighbourhood have been noticing these benefits themselves, and the voice of the trees speaks good news for the community.
On Friday, August 18th, the dark clouds parted for an inspiring and informative event led by us - four graduates of LEAF’s Young Urban Forest Leaders (YUFL) program.
Reaching an amazing milestone of over 60 volunteer hours, Glenn is our latest Urban Forest Champion!
Every sunny day of my childhood, my family and our two dogs would walk into the forest behind our London, Ontario neighbourhood looking for adventure. No tree went unclimbed, no frog uncaught, no mud puddle unsplashed. Every summer day finished with muddy feet, scuffed knees and big smiles.
After recently completing my Master of Forest Conservation degree, I’m very excited to apply my knowledge to a full-time position with LEAF! In my first post as Planting and Stewardship Intern, I highlight some of the reasons why I love trees…and encourage you to identify your own.