The Pocket

YUFL participant leading a Tree Tour

A team of seven Young Urban Forest Leaders (YUFLs) supported The Pocket Community Association in efforts to revitalize engagement in environmental initiatives in the neighbourhood.

The YUFLs helped local residents plant more native trees and shrubs through planting incentives and giveaways, promoted Backyard Biodiversity and the benefits of native species for wildlife through habitat creation, and engaged with the community on tree stewardship initiatives in Phin Park.

Their hard work culminated in a tree tour through Phin Park. Learn more about some interesting facts of common Toronto trees in their blog.



The Pocket community is tucked between the Greenwood TTC yard and CN train tracks. A key feature and the heart of the neighbourhood is Phin Park, a small park that is a favourite hub for families in the area.

The Pocket Community Association has been active for over 12 years. During its time, the association has undertaken various projects to engage with residents and green the community. Most notably,100 front yard trees and 35 park trees were planted as part of The Pocket Tree Project a few years ago. The YUFL Program will re-energize interest in planting and caring for native trees and shrubs to promote biodiverse spaces for urban wildlife!