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Friends of Dieppe Park Adopt-a-Tree Project

The Friends of Dieppe Park have established an adopt a tree project. You can find out more details and information on how to help out on their website.   So far they have recruited several volunteers for this project but they need more.

For more on Dieppe Park, check out the Dieppe Park page.

LEAF – Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests

Emerald Ash Borer

All of the 860,000 ash trees in Toronto are at risk due to the Emerald Ash Borer. We must act now to defend our urban forest through treatment and replanting!

Help spread the word by becoming an EAB Ambassador. It’s easy and LEAF will help you every step of the way! Learn how to identify ash trees and the signs of EAB. Find out about tree planting programs available to you and how to effectively share that information with your neighbours.

Tree Tenders Volunteer Training Program

LEAF’s multi-day course is designed to give you tree-related knowledge and skills. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about trees and how to properly care for them then this course is for you!

Each session provides basic arboriculture training which includes a combination of indoor and outdoor instruction, and a group tree planting. This course has been approved for ISA Continuing Education Units (CEU) for practicing arborists.

Cost: $50 +HST / $70 +HST with ISA Citizen Arborist Manual (recommended). Payment cannot be refunded or deferred to future classes.

Spring Session:

Wednesday, June 11, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 12, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, June 14, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 18, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Bain Coop Community Centre, 100 Bain Ave, Toronto

For more information and to register, visit






Sun Valley Trail Tree Planting

May 25th 10:00am – 12:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the completion of the new Sun Valley trail in Crothers Woods by planting over 200 native trees and shrubs. Meet by the new bridge crossing the Don River at the end of Beechwood Drive (Beechwood and O’Connor) and come see the plans for revitalizing bird habitat and trails in Cottonwood Flats across from Sun Valley.  Contact for more information.

Protecting and Growing Toronto’s Tree Canopy

The value of Toronto’s trees air pollution filtration and energy savings  alone have been valued at more than $28 million per year. On top of that there are the health benefits related to natural cooling and air quality improvement, and the well-known mental health benefits of simply having trees in our neighbourhoods.

So, Councillor Fragedakis was happy to vote for the implementation of the City’s new plan to grow and protect our urban forest.

As well, Councillor Fragedakis hosted a meeting to discuss growing the tree canopy in Ward 29 – March 26, 2013, 7 pm start, East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave.

(Free parking – bike & car. TTC: 70 O’Connor bus out of Coxwell station or 62 Mortimer bus. )

Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation BULBS Program – 2013 Campaign

Do you know a public space that could use some colour?  Fill out the form at the GreenHere website for spring bulbs to be planted in the fall.  GreenHere will follow up with all of the applicants to confirm planting locations and bulb numbers. Participates are also requested to provide follow up photos for the daffodils in the spring and all planting locations will be confirmed by GreenHere to ensure they are publically accessible.

This year GreenHere is coordinating the Better Urban Living with Bulbs (BULBS) Program on behalf of the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation. There are nine (9) variety of bulbs available to plant with local residents in public spaces in your community coordinated by an experienced gardener. All planting locations must be in accessible public space or viewable from the street by the public. All plantings in city parks must be intended as long-term, perennial display and must be approved in writing (letter) by the local Park Supervisor.


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