Tree Tenders Training Program - Richmond Hill Course
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Oak Ridges Community Centre
12895 Bayview Ave,

Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4E 3G2

This multi-day course provides engaging indoor and outdoor sessions that will answer all of your tree questions and give you skills to apply immediately in your own yard and/or neighbourhood.

LEARN the basics of trees from expert instructors, CONNECT with other tree lovers, and BE INSPIRED to become an urban forest leader in your community!

Course involves three sessions:

September 10, 2016 - 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
September 14, 2016 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
September 17, 2016 - 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Course Outline

Eligible for International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Continuing Education Units. May also qualify for credits through other continuing education programs.


Accessibility info: Building is fully accessible. Outdoor components of course will involve walking on relatively smooth but unpaved/grassy ground. For accessibility questions, please contact us.


Poster for Christie Pits Tree Tour and Adopt-A-Park-Tree Launch
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 10:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Christie Pits Park
750 Bloor St W

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 1L7


Join us for a guided tour to learn about some of the special trees in Christie Pits Park. Following the tour, we will give the young trees in the park some hands-on tree care, so prepare to get your hands dirty! If you're feeling inspired by what you've learned, you can sign up to adopt your very own park tree. All ages are welcome, and fresh-baked treats from the wood-fired oven will be provided! Please be sure to wear closed-toe shoes.

Tour Leaders: LEAF's Young Urban Forest Leaders Kristina Banatova, Lucy Szczeniak, Meredith Gibson, Monica Khaper, and Fletcher Herman


Accessibility info: Pavement, gravel paths, grass, uneven soft ground and slopes. For accessibility questions, please contact us.


© 2016 Erin MacDonald \ LEAF
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Meet in the courtyard at Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie St

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C7

Our volunteers play a critical role in helping improve the urban forest. There are many ways that you can get involved depending on your skills, interests and availability. Please note that we only accept volunteers over the age of 18.
Accessibility info: Fully accessible, paved surcaces at ground level. For accessibility questions, please contact us.
Drawing Trees with Alan Li
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
High Park
Meet directly south of Grenadier Restaurant at the benches at the intersection of West Road and Colborne Lodge Drive


Sunday, September 18th and Sunday, September 25th
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Celebrated artist Alan Li leads this inspirational workshop, exploring ways to portray the splendour of trees in the beautiful setting of High Park.

Over two sessions, students will learn techniques in shading, line-work, and the visual concepts of negative space, scale, and composition. Draw at your own pace with support and constructive feedback from our experienced instructor.

All skill levels are welcome. Participants must bring their own supplies.

Suggested supplies:


  • folding chair or stool
  • approximately 9x12 inch artist quality sketchbook
  • graphite pencils (H, HB, 2B)
  • kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener
  • water, snacks, sunscreen, hat
Instructor Bio
Alan Li is an artist focused on nature. He supports conservation efforts through the sale of his artwork and is active in volunteering. Alan believes that drawing can open people's eyes to the planet's wondrous diversity and show them that it matters.
Alan studied figure drawing, perspective, and hand drawn animation at Sheridan College. After graduating he spent three years travelling to primate sanctuaries to draw chimpanzees and orangutans followed by six years of animating childrens' television programs. Alan currently pursues his own art projects, teaches workshops and keeps busy collaborating with grass-root environmental groups.
Please visit his website:
Accessibility info: Paved walkways, grass. For accessibility questions, please contact us.


Poster for Toronto Tree Bylaws Presentation
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.
Metro Hall, Room 308
55 John St

Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3C6

As citizens we can play an important role in helping the City of Toronto enforce our tree bylaws. Join us for a presentation and Q&A with: 
Mark Ventresca, Supervisor  
Arthur Beauregard, Manager 
Urban Forestry Tree Protection & Plan Review

Directions, parking and accessibility info

Join us in Aurora to celebrate National Forest week!
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Machell Park
Aurora Heights Drive
(just west of Yonge St)

Aurora, Ontario, L4G 1P2


Let’s do our part this National Forest Week! Join LEAF, the Town of Aurora and York Region to celebrate all the benefits our urban forest provides. Come get your hands dirty and have fun planting new trees and shrubs in Machell Park, plus take home a shrub to plant in your yard ($30 value - while supplies last). Remember to wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals)! All ages welcome.


Accessibility info: Some grassy, uneven ground in park. For accessibility questions, please contact us.