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Through the Adopt-a-Park-Tree program, local communities work together with support from the City, Park People and LEAF to enhance the urban tree canopy and Toronto's parks.


Modeled on the tree stewardship program started by the amazing volunteers of Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park back in 2006, this program connects residents with newly planted park trees. Each young tree is adopted by an individual (or a group) who agrees to regularly water, weed and monitor their tree from May to October. The goal is to help new trees thrive in the first three to five years after planting while they establish strong root systems. 


Benefits of an Adopt-a-Park-Tree program: 

  • Adopters become invested in the park and the trees
  • Trees have a much greater chance of survival which can save tax dollars
  • Healthy young trees will add to overall urban canopy


In 2017, LEAF is supporting the establishment of three new Adopt-a-Park-Tree initiatives through our Young Urban Forest Leaders Program. Our 2017 Park Projects include Berczy Park in downtown Toronto, Etienne Brule Park on the Humber River, and Stephenson Park in the east end of Toronto! Learn more about our 2017 projects HERE.

To download a printable information page about the Adopt-A-Park-Tree and Young Urban Forest Leaders Programs, click here.


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