Natasha Keshavjee's posts

The Most Colourful Time of the Year

Trees turning colours
Fall marks a time of many magical changes. Trees that were once lush green transform into brilliant shades of yellows, golds, oranges and reds, creating an extraordinary spectacle. But, have you ever wondered why some leaves turn yellow while others lend themselves to bright reds? The mixture of the vibrant fall colours we see is actually a result of complex chemical processes that take place inside the tree as the season changes from summer to winter.

One tree can make a difference: where will you plant yours this Earth Day?

©2016 Brenna Anstett / LEAF
Trees are valued for the many benefits they provide to our global landscapes. They offer us shade on hot days, provide important habitat and food for our native wildlife, combat climate change by sequestering carbon, increase property value and improve mental health – just to name a few! In honour of Earth Day, I want to share one particular benefit of our trees – their ability to decrease stormwater runoff and filter pollutants!

Mulch Much?

©2014 Brenna Anstett / LEAF
Mulching is incredibly important for urban trees and shrubs! Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, mulch also has many benefits that can improve the overall health of your garden.