Upon our first meeting, I knew there was something very special about Barbara! She was inquisitive about trees, supportive of all those around her, and eager to roll up her sleeves to get started! Barbara Anderson is this month’s Urban Forest Champion!
The sun was shining, the sound of music was floating through the air and everyone was smiling at the annual Leslieville Tree Festival presented by LEAF, Councillor Paula Fletcher, Toronto Hydro, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, Streetcar, Beaches Jazz Fest and Leslieville BIA.
LEAF hosted its second annual Summer Garden Party at the LEAF Learning Garden on June 28, 2017 to show our appreciation to volunteers, donors and staff and to celebrate our work to improve Toronto’s urban canopy.
On June 24th, LEAF, Green 13, Junction Business Improvement Area (BIA) and City of Toronto met at the Junction Summer Solstice Festival to launch our Adopt-A-Street-Tree program. This project encourages communities to actively steward the street trees in their neighbourhood.
Did you know that many native bees are solitary? They don’t live in hives like honey bees. And native bees that hibernate through winter often do so in ground nests or in cracks and crevices. Most ground-nesting bees will burrow below the frost line in order to survive winter. Those that nest in twigs and wood crevices, fill their blood with anti-freeze-like substances to survive.