The Young Urban Forest Leaders Program is funded by the City of Toronto and Canadian Tree Fund.
Discover over 35 tree and shrub species found in the Greater Toronto Area through this four-part webinar series!
Learn how to identify different tree and shrub species while exploring their history, significance and discovering ways to support your local urban forest.
The webinars include:
Look-a-Like Species - Tuesday, August 9, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Native Shrubs - Thursday, August 11, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Edible Species - Tuesday, August 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Urban Wildlife - Thursday, August 18, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
This webinar series will be led by a group of youth who have been learning about the urban forest through our Young Urban Forest Leaders (YUFL) program. The YUFL program is a free training and mentorship program that seeks to support Toronto youth from historically excluded groups within arboriculture and urban forestry including (but not limited to) women, non-binary people, Indigenous peoples, newcomers, 2SLGBTQ+ persons and racialized individuals.
Each night, our Young Urban Forest Leaders will showcase new species, so we recommend attending all four presentations to make the most of the webinar series!
Event attendees may be eligible to receive free native shrubs (conditions apply). Register and join us through Zoom to learn more!
Registrants will be provided a Zoom meeting link and password to join the event the week of the webinar.