LEAF is working in partnership with community leaders and businesses to "adopt" the trees on their street by caring for them on a regular basis. Our current projects are Bayview Buckets, Junction Depave Paradise and Adopt-A-Park-Tree.
Healthy street trees:
- make the streetscape green and beautiful
- offer pedestrians shade on hot summer days
- attract more shoppers and more frequent shopping visits
- foster a sense of community
Commercial street trees face high levels of stress which can negatively affect their health and reduce their lifespan. Urban stresses reduce the environmental benefits a tree can provide and increase municipal costs for tree replacement.
Through the simple act of proper watering, we can improve street tree health and survival rates. As part of this project, educational signage has been safely attached to the trees. At a glance, these signs offer interesting tips on the urban forest to passers-by, and include QR codes which take smart phone users directly to the LEAF website to learn even more!
This program was inspired by two other initiatives: Friends of Trinity Bellwoods Park Adopt-a-Tree Program and Roncesvalles Renewed