Events

20 July, 2017
Creating Wildlife Habitat in Trees

with instructor, Brian French
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Niagara Botanical Gardens

This class will discuss and demonstrate how instead of removing trees to the ground, portions can be safely retained and used as habitat. Demonstration will include techniques like ‘Coronet Pruning’ and how you can create bird boxes by either using pre‐existing cavities or creating them with the use of a saw. You will learn how you can attract the type of animal you are creating habitat for by the size and location of the holes you create, such as making large angled upward cuts into the side of a standing log creates a great space for bats to roost.

Brian French founded Portland-based Arboriculture International LLC in 2013. He is a climbing ISA Certified Arborist and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. Serving as coordinator for the Oregon Champion Tree Registry and the Chair of the Portland Heritage Tree Program, he focuses on the preservation of significant, old trees and their associated flora and fauna. As an Audubon Society of Portland volunteer, Brian facilitated various ongoing wildlife habitat projects including salmon habitat restoration, snag development, red tree vole surveys, and developing urban wildlife guidelines.

Thursday, 20 July - Niagara Botanical Gardens
2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls
8:30am to 4:30pm (registration opens at 8:00am)

More information and registration form HERE

22 July, 2017
LEAF - Tree Tenders Stewardship Day – Hands-on Tree Care

Tree Tenders Stewardship Day – Hands-on Tree Care

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Machell Park, Aurora, ON. Meet in the northeast corner of parking lot. Parking lot is located on the north side of Aurora Heights Drive, west of Yonge Street

This site, planted last year with young trees and shrubs, needs some TLC in order to thrive.

Join us to get your hands dirty at this family-friendly event! 

  • 10:00 to 10:30 am: Learn about restoration efforts during a short tour of the site 
  • 10:30 am to 12:00 pm: Hands on work party to remove invasive species and apply mulch around young trees and shrubs

Refreshments provided. Volunteer hours available. 

Please wear long pants and close-toed shoes (no sandals!) and bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and water. This event is rain or shine.

Register here: http://www.yourleaf.org/event/2017-07-22/tree-tenders-stewardship-day-machell-park-aurora

30 July, 2017 - 5 August, 2017
2016 Stihl Tour des Trees

25th ANNIVERSARY RIDE!!
Cyclists in this year's Stihl Tour des Trees, the largest annual fund raising and educational event of its kind in North America, will ride through DC, MD and VA on their 25th Anniversary Tour!  Please support Team Canada in this worthwhile cause!  Sponsor a cyclist...  Tour details...

Sponsor a rider and help them exceed their 2016 donations- each rider commits to raising at least $3,500!

19 September, 2017 - 30 September, 2017
LEAF - Tree Tenders Volunteer Training Program - Multi-Day Course

Tree Tenders Volunteer Training Program - Multi-Day Course

Class dates:

  • Tues Sept 19th;
  • Sept 23rd;
  • Sept 26th &
  • Sept 30th

Location: Clarkson Community Centre, 2475 Truscott Drive, Mississauga, ON L5J 2B5

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.

Up to 13.75 CEU’s are available.

1 October, 2017
International Jack Kimmel Grant Deadline

2017 is year 8 for this grant program with funding available to researchers worldwide. The Jack Kimmel International Grant Program, championed by the Canadian TREE Fund, honors the late Jack Kimmel who was the former Director of Parks for the City of Toronto.

Projects are expected to be completed within one to three years. Grant award amounts are limited to a maximum of $10,000 and will vary depending upon the adjudged value of the project relative to the needs of the arboriculture community.

Details and grant application...

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