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.
In summer we tend to slow down and enjoy what nature has to offer, while behind the scenes our native bees are busy buzzing around making their hard work look effortless.
Watch out world – this Urban Forest Champion is set to make an impact! Last year, I had the pleasure of working with Lam when she joined LEAF as a summer intern through the University of Toronto’s Environmental Studies program. On top of that, she was an outstanding member of our Young Urban Forest Leaders program. Truc-Lam (Lam) Tran is this month’s Urban Forest Champion!
Our High Park and St. Clair Urban Forest Demonstration Gardens were buzzing with life on July 25th and 27th, as staff and volunteers shared their knowledge with the public about the importance of plants and trees for our native pollinator bees.
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) outbreak has decimated the ash tree population throughout the GTA, including York Region. Once an ash tree is infected by the tiny insect, it will likely die within 3 years. To counter the damage done by the EAB, diverse species of trees need to be planted and cared for. This is where the LEAF community steps in.