Meet Peter, Certified Arborist, Master Gardener and LEAF volunteer. This Urban Forest Champion is a life-long tree advocate who is committed to sharing his knowledge and experiences and inspiring passion for the urban forest within others
Our volunteer Garden Steward Teams recently gathered to celebrate the longer days and warmer weather by waking up our Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens. From planting and dividing perennials to chopping dead plant material to use as cost-effective mulch, our Garden Stewards had fun working together for a successful start to the gardening season!
Meet Neil, the director of a Toronto townhouse condominium corporation responsible for over 200 trees. Determined to enhance biodiversity in his community and the wider city, this Urban Forest Champion is planting native species and making sure they get the care they need to thrive!
Did you know that the more diverse the urban forest is, the healthier it is? A healthy urban forest means more benefits for everyone – from the plants that make it up, to species that call it home! Check out three easy ways you can help boost biodiversity in your own yard.
Our goal at LEAF is to teach people about the value of the urban forest. Remember, it’s not just humans who benefit from trees in our cities, but also a wide variety of urban wildlife – including bees! We hosted a virtual event to explore bee-friendly trees in Richmond Hill and steps we can take to support local pollinators. Here are some of the most buzz-worthy takeaways from our event.