Media Release

Tree Tour explores Lake Wilcox Area

LEAF shares eco-friendly landscaping practices that protect lake health.

LEAF Tree Tour

(September 16, 2013, Toronto, ON – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE) Residents from across Richmond Hill are invited to join LEAF on a tree tour of the Lake Wilcox neighbourhood on Saturday, September 21, 2013. The tour will focus on the natural ecology of the area and how residents can help the lake by using eco-friendly landscaping practices in their own yards.


What: Lake Wilcox Neighbourhood Tree Tour

When: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: Larchmere Parkette (southeast corner of Old Colony Rd. & Palmette Dr.), Richmond Hill

Who: Melissa Williams, Manager of Residential Planting Programs, LEAF; Peter Wynnyczuk, former Urban Forestry Supervisor for the Town of Richmond Hill; Gaspar Horvath, Lake Wilcox SNAP Project Manager, TRCA


“The lake is an important asset to this community and many people don’t realize the effect our landscaping practices can have on its health,” says Melissa Williams. “This tour brings together experts who will offer insight and advice on what residents can do to protect this wonderful resource.”

Participants will learn about threats to the local ecosystem, like the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive beetle that kills ash trees. The tour will also showcase residential properties that have participated in planting programs that beautify the neighbourhood and help the environment.

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Photo opportunities / interviews available upon request. 




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