Liveable Cities: NYC-Toronto Growing Green
Monday, April 6, 2015 - 4:00p.m. - 5:30p.m.
Room 179, University College, University of Toronto
15 King's College Circle

Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3H7


The Faculty of Forestry at the University of Toronto, the Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition, and LEAF are hosting a special public lecture on Monday, April 6, 2015 from 4-5 pm at University College, Room 179.

Come hear from Navé Strauss, Senior Forester, Bronx & Staten Island, at the New York City Parks Department, and learn about the Young Street Tree Pruning and Tree Procurement Programs that are so crucial to the City's efforts at building a greener city through planting street trees. New York City leads has a top-ranked urban forestry program, and one of the best park systems in the U.S., so don’t miss this incredible opportunity!

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Navé Strauss is a Senior Forester at NYC Parks and has been a lifelong Arborist-In-Training, whether he wanted to or not, by virtue of his family’s business. He is an ISA-Certified Arborist, currently overseeing tree planting staff in the Bronx and Staten Island and the Tree Procurement program, which aims to provide the highest-quality trees and increase diversity for the Street Tree Planting program. In addition, he has been leading the Young Street Tree Pruning Program for 3 years since its inception, and has trained numerous Parks Department employees as well as stewards. This experience has allowed him to gain a deep understanding of how to communicate effectively with practitioners and citizens alike. On off-hours, he can often be found reading a novel or a book by Alex Shigo, a nursery catalog, or discussing the merits of plants, foods, or music with colleagues. He holds a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies from St. Lawrence University.

Tree Planting Workshop
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:30p.m. - 8:30p.m.
Oak Ridges Community Centre
12895 Bayview Avenue
Program Room 1B

Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4E 3G2


Presenter: Brenna Anstett, ISA Certified Arborist, LEAF


Looking to spruce up your yard this spring? Join us to learn how to select the right trees for your property, considering a variety of factors such as soil type, sun exposure, available space, aesthetic preferences and energy conservation benefits. Find out how to properly plant and care for your new trees through a planting demonstration to ensure they get off to the best possible start! We’ll also discuss how to use native shrubs and garden kits to add interest, colour and edible species to your yard.

Bring a sketch of your yard so that LEAF arborists can suggest the best species for you! Orders can be placed during the workshop for trees, shrubs and/or garden kits delivered right to your door this spring through LEAF’s Do-It-Yourself Planting Program.


Tree Tenders poster
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Log Cabin, Bradley Museum
1620 Orr Road

Mississauga, Ontario, L5J 4T2


If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about trees and how to properly care for them, this course for you!  Gain knowledge and skills that you can put to use in your own yard and community.

Our expert instructors deliver engaging indoor and outdoor sessions.  And we celebrate graduation with a group tree planting on our final day.  Click here for details and course description.

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


Full course dates and times:
Tuesday May 26th 6-9 p.m.
Thursday May 28th 6-9 p.m.
Saturday May 30th 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tuesday June 2nd 6-9 p.m.