Tree Tenders Volunteer Training Program - Toronto Course
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
St. Matthew’s Clubhouse
450 Broadview Ave
In Riverdale Park East at Langley Ave

Toronto, Ontario, M4K 2N3

 

NOTE: THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL.  CLICK ON THE REGISTRATION LINK ABOVE TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE WAITING LIST.

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 runs May 10 - 17, 2016.  

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

Learn how you can help native bees in the city
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.
North York Civic Centre, Council Chambers
5100 Yonge St

Toronto, Ontario, M2N 5V7

Presented in partnership with Ontario Power Generation and Friends of the Earth

Directions to North York Civic Centre

 

Can you tell a wild (native) bee from a honey bee?  Did you know there’s a difference?   Bumble bees, for example, are wild and are key pollinators for many native plants.  They are also more effective pollinators than honey bees for certain crops.

Despite their importance, wild bees face unprecedented threats and urban habitats are proving more and more important for their populations.  Join us to learn about the threats our wild bees are facing and the simple things you can do to help.   

Information tables - 6:30pm
Presentation with Q&A - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Presenter Sheila R. Colla, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.  She has been studying the ecology and conservation of native pollinators and pollinated plants for over a decade. Her research has examined threats such as pathogen spillover from managed bees to wild bees, pesticide use, climate change and habitat loss. She recently co-authored The Bumble Bees of North America: An Identification Guide (Princeton University Press, 2014) and The Bees of Toronto (Toronto Biodiversity Series, 2016).

 

Drawing Trees with Alan Li
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Mount Pleasant Cemetery
1651 Yonge Street
(Yonge Street entrance, just north of Glen Elm Avenue)

Toronto, Ontario, M4T 2C1

 

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

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. 

Workshop Dates and Times:

Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

All skill levels are welcome.  Participants must bring their own supplies. We suggest brining a folding chair or stool, 9 x 12 inch artist quality sketchbook, graphite pencils (H, HB, 2B), kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener, water, snacks and sunscreen!

Alan Li is an artist focused on nature. Read his biography and see his work here.

Tree Tenders Training Program - Ajax Course
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Greenwood Pavillion
2290 Greenwood Rd

Ajax, Ontario, L1T 4S4

 

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 two sessions - June 4 and June 11, 2016.  

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

Leslieville Tree Festival  - Urban forest fun for the whole family
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 12:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
Leslie Grove Park (corner of Queen St E and Jones Ave)
1158 Queen St E

Toronto, Ontario, M4M 1L2

 

Join us for the 2016 Leslieville Tree Festival. Featuring displays from environmental groups and green vendors, exciting live musical and dance performances, children's activities, local artists, a ceremonial tree planting and tasty local food, this free, fun-filled celebration of our urban forest includes activities for the whole family!  

If you are an environmental organization or a local vendor, and would like to reserve a display table, visit the event page for more information.

The Leslieville Tree Festival is presented by LEAF, Councillor Paula Fletcher, Toronto Hydro, Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and the Leslieville BIA.

Tree Tenders Training Program - Mississauga Course
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Lorne Park Library (Sept. 26, 29 and Oct. 5 classes)
1474 Truscott Dr

Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 4J3

 

Clarkson Community Centre (Oct. 1 class)
2475 Truscott Dr
Mississauga, ON L5H 4J3
Canada

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 four sessions - September 26, 29, October 1 and 5, 2016.  

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

 

(Note: Map is for Lorne Park Library location; to view map for Clarkson Community Centre, click here)