On June 19, the LEAF office staff and friends took a trip to the Humber River. There, we met up with Alan Colley of Aboriginal Eco Tours. We took part in a smudging ceremony and took a moment to appreciate the urban forest in a way that was completely new to many of us.
On Saturday, June 16th we returned to Leslie Grove Park for the annual Leslieville Tree Festival presented by LEAF, Councillor Paula Fletcher, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation, and the Leslieville BIA.
On Saturday, May 26th we returned to Bridgeview Cordone Park to plant an additional 150 native trees and shrubs in an effort to enhance Richmond Hill’s Urban Forest.
With the ongoing loss of ash trees due to the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), planting new trees is more important than ever.
Your backyard is more than just a comforting green space to relax in. It’s an important part of Toronto’s urban habitat for both plants and animals. From May through December 2018, LEAF is working in partnership with Toronto Wildlife Centre and Ontario Power Generation to provide tips on how to ensure your backyard is beautiful and welcoming for both humans and wildlife.