Events

Tree Tour and Shrub Giveaway – Bloordale & Brockton

Woman reaching up to observe a tree branch
Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Cost: 
Free

This event is supported by funds from Every Tree Counts, a partnership between Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation and the City of Toronto.

 

Develop your tree ID skills on a guided walk through the Bloordale and Brockton community. Learn about the importance of native species and common stresses trees face in the city. At the end of the tour, take home a free native shrub (while supplies last)!

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Lake Wilcox Park Tree Tour

Woman reaches up the leaves of a tree
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Cost: 
Free

This event is in partnership with the City of Richmond Hill.

 

Come out and discover the beauty of Lake Wilcox Park! Lake Wilcox is the largest kettle lake in the Oak Ridges Moraine and is home to a variety of native wildlife and vegetation. Join us as we explore the history of Lake Wilcox through its native tree species.

 

Our expert instructors will discuss the benefits of trees and the challenges they face within an urban environment.  You’ll leave with a better understanding of the natural history of your community.

 

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LEAF Volunteer Orientation (Toronto)

Two LEAF volunteers posing with flexed arms, feeling happy after working on the Learning Gardens
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: 
free

Our volunteers play a critical role in helping improve the urban forest. There are various ways in which you can get involved depending on your skills, interests and availability, including hands-on planting and stewardship, community outreach, event assistance and more.

 

Please note that volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

 

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King’s National Tree Day Community Planting

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Cost: 
Free

This event is in partnership with Township of King and the Regional Municipality of York.

 

Celebrate National Tree Day by greening the community!

Join us for an evening of tree planting at the Township of King Municipal Building in King City. Go home with your own native shrub to plant in your yard (while supplies last). All ages welcome for this family-friendly event!

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Aurora Community Arboretum Tree Tour

People look up at a tree
Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Cost: 
$5.00 suggested donation

Join us for a guided tree tour through the Aurora Community Arboretum!

The tour will cover select areas within the Arboretum. Spanning over 100 acres of town parkland, the Arboretum includes wetland, meadow and naturalized forest areas and is home to a variety of native wildlife and vegetation. Learn about the Arboretum’s many trees with a focus on native species.

Our tour guide will discuss the benefits trees provide and the challenges they face within an urban environment! You’ll leave with a better understanding of the natural history of your community.

 

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Toronto Tree Tenders Volunteer Training

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Monday, September 30, 2019 - 6:00pm to Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 9:00pm
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$90.00

This event is supported by the Ontario Power Generation and the Humber Arboretum.

 

Would you like to be able to identify the tree species around you? Do you want to learn best practices for selecting, planting and caring for trees in your yard or community?

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October Community Tree Planting in Meander Park

Family posing by a small tree they just planted
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Cost: 
Free

This event is supported by The Regional Municipality of York and The Town of Richmond Hill.

 

Join us for an afternoon of tree planting in Meander Park, Richmond Hill. All ages welcomed for this family-friendly event!

 

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  • Closed-toe shoes or boots - no sandals, please!
  • Gardening gloves, if you have them (we will have extras)
  • Appropriate clothing – the event runs rain or shine

Bring a re-useable water bottle - we’ll have a refill station.

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