#BeesLoveTrees – St. Clair Pop-Up Event
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
St. Clair TTC Station, Pleasant Blvd Entrance

When we think of supporting native bees, we often think of planting flowering annuals and perennials. But trees and shrubs also flower, and they can produce hundreds of pollen laden flowers on just one plant!

Drop by for a mini-garden tour and ask your bee and tree questions. Pick up your free Bees Love Trees Fact Sheets and fridge magnets!

Garden is located next to sidewalk so is accessible.

This event supported by Ontario Power Generation and Toronto Transit Commission.

Toronto Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C6

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.

Building is fully accessible. 

This event supported by Ontario Power Generation.

Stephenson Park Tree Tour and Picnic
Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Stephenson Park
61 Stephenson Ave

Toronto, Ontario, M4C 1G2

 

Learn about the importance of trees and tree care on a guided walk through Stephenson Park, followed by a group effort to add mulch around all the trees in the park. The day will finish with a community picnic.

Meet at the Baseball Diamond in Stephenson Park.

This event supported by the City of Toronto and TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Mississauga Tree Tenders Poster
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.
Clarkson Community Centre
2475 Truscott Drive

Mississauga, Ontario, L5J 2B5

 

This course runs from Tuesday September 19th to Saturday September 30th, 2017.

Tuesday September 19th | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturday September 23rd | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Tuesday, September 26th | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 

Saturday September 30th | 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Would you like to be able to identify the tree species around you? Do you want to learn best practices for selecting, planting and caring for trees in your yard or community? 

This multi-day course will give you a solid understanding of how trees function and what they need to survive and thrive. You’ll learn about the benefits of urban trees and the challenges they face. Our expert instructors deliver engaging indoor and outdoor sessions that will give you skills you can apply immediately. You will walk away with a deeper understanding and be inspired to become an urban forest leader in your community.

Eligible for up to 13.75 International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Continuing Education Units. 

This course supported by the City of Mississauga and Ontario Power Generation

 

Accessibility Information

Building is fully accessible. Outdoor components of course will involve walking in the park on relatively smooth but unpaved ground and on sidewalks throughout the neighbourhood. Last day of the course will include using hand tools and working in near-by natural area to plant trees and take part in stewardship activities.

 

For accessibility questions please contact us.

Toronto Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C6

 

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.

Building is fully accessible. 

This event supported by Ontario Power Generation.

Drawing Trees with Alan Li Workshop
Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.
High Park
1873 Bloor Street West

Toronto, Ontario, M6R 2Z3

Join us this fall for an inspirational session, exploring ways to portray the splendour of trees in the beautiful setting of High Park. Students will learn the methods used by artists for drawing realistic trees along with techniques in line work and shading to depict texture. Draw at your own pace and 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
- apporximately 9x12 inch artist quality sketchbook
- graphite pencils (H, HB, 2HB)
- kneaded eraser, pencil sharpener
- water, snacks, sunscreen, hat

 

Accessibility Information

The workshop will involve walking in the park on paved pathways and relatively smooth, grassy areas until participants arrive at the drawing spot.  For accessibility questions please contact us.

 

Instructor Bio

Alan Li 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 children's television programs. Alan currently pursues his own art projects, teaches workshops and keeps busy collaborating with grass-root environmental groups. He supports conservation efforts through the sale of his artwork and is active in volunteering.