We all know the benefits of having big, beautiful trees where we live. However, the unfortunate reality is that some communities miss out on these because their neighbourhoods lack trees. Recognizing the tremendous opportunity to increase canopy cover in the communities that would benefit the most, LEAF, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), City of Toronto Forestry and Park People have been trailblazing the way for equitable tree planting! With grants from the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, as well as TD Bank Group and the Arbor Day Foundation, the partners worked together with TCHC staff and tenants to plant 150 trees across 11 properties in Toronto.
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This summer, 13 youths (ages 18 to 29), who are aspiring professionals in the field of urban forestry and arboriculture, are working with local community groups to help green two Toronto neighbourhoods and foster a sense of stewardship for urban trees!
With another month or two of warm weather ahead, there is still time to throw a garden party! This year, I had the opportunity to plan the annual LEAF Garden Party for our volunteers, partners and supporters. I learned a lot about planning the perfect garden celebration and wanted to share a few tips to help you throw your own!
We were back in the heart of Leslieville on Saturday, June 15th for the annual Leslieville Tree Festival, organized in partnership with Councillor Paula Fletcher, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Leslieville BIA (Business Improvement Area).
Keep in mind that hot summer weather is not only hard on you, but on your trees too.