Claire studies sustainability at university. She started working at LEAF this summer, running our Junior Urban Forest Rangers Program. Read about how she helps shape the next generation of urban forest champions!
Kaila is a planting program assistant at LEAF. She is passionate about urban forest management, and loves working at LEAF! So we sat down to ask Kaila how she came to be an Urban Forest Champion.
Ever heard the expression “money doesn’t grow on trees”? Well, LEAF is here to say it does! In the summer, shade trees planted on the west and south sides of your home can reduce cooling costs by 25–40% according to a study by the University of California Berkeley.
Last weekend, I signed up for The Regional Municipality of York's Bugs of the Night walk. With fireflies lighting our path and truly unbelievable insects flying alongside us, the Bender and Graves Tract turned into an enchanted forest once the sun went down.
Keep in mind that hot summer weather is not only hard on you, but on your trees too.