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The Most Colourful Time of the Year

Trees turning colours
Fall marks a time of many magical changes. Trees that were once lush green transform into brilliant shades of yellows, golds, oranges and reds, creating an extraordinary spectacle. But, have you ever wondered why some leaves turn yellow while others lend themselves to bright reds? The mixture of the vibrant fall colours we see is actually a result of complex chemical processes that take place inside the tree as the season changes from summer to winter.

A Tree Tour through Bloordale and Brockton

Hosts of the tree tour
On August 24, members of the Bloordale and Brockton communities gathered for an exciting tree tour starting from St. Clarens Street to MacGregor Park. The 2019 LEAF Young Urban Forest Leaders (YUFLs) leading the tour consisted of Willow Cabral, Tamar Goldberg, Tua Hytonen, Samantha Quezada, Anton Stanley and Venu Wadehra. Each of the YUFLs, along with the community groups, spent the summer preparing for the event.

Planting Ideas in The Pocket – A “Pocket-sized” Tree Tour

Tour participants and leaders
It was a muggy summer night on August 21st when a group of Young Urban Forest Leaders (YUFLs) taught an eager group of residents from the Pocket neighbourhood in East York how to identify some of their local trees and about the important differences between native, non-native and invasive species.

Sparking Interest in the Urban Forest Champions of Tomorrow

kids standing around a tree
Our Junior Urban Forest Rangers (JUFR) program is a special summer camp designated to give children the opportunity to appreciate and connect with the urban forest through fun and educational nature-themed activities. Today, we share our favourite activities to get kids moving and learning.
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