Food insecurity is a growing concern, especially with recent inflation trends and the impacts of adverse weather events on our food supply. The urban forest is home to many diverse edible plant species and can be leveraged to help increase availability and easy access to local food. Check out our top four most nutritious native shrubs that you can plant to grow food and our urban forest.
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Large-growing trees are an important part of the urban forest, but small yards can be overwhelmed by their presence. Often overlooked due to their size, small yards are a great opportunity to help grow the urban forest. The trick is knowing which plants to plant. Check out three alternatives to planting large-growing trees for your small yard.
Privacy can come at a premium, but it doesn’t always have to! Privacy hedges can be a cost-effective way to create privacy while also greening your space. Check out our top four tips for creating the perfect privacy hedge in your backyard.
Invasive species are no stranger to the urban forest. Dutch elm disease, emerald ash borer and spongy moth are a few of the destructive species we have become familiar with. The hemlock woolly adelgid is Ontario’s newest unwelcome pest but the good news is we can all take steps to help manage it.
Whether you’re a first-time homeowner, living in a new development or looking to enhance your outdoor space, adding a tree to your property may just be the right move for you! Need some convincing? LEAF has you covered with our top five reasons for planting a tree this year!