Do you have an interest in helping trees thrive in your community? You are invited to join LEAF to learn about their Young Urban Forest Leaders and how they could help you start an Adopt-a-Park-Tree program in your local park.
When: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Where: Metro Hall, Room 208 – 55 John Street
Through the Adopt-a-Park-Tree Program, local communities work together to improve the survival rates and health of young trees in Toronto’s parks. This program connects residents with newly planted park trees. Trees are adopted by an individual (or a group) who agree to regularly water, weed and care for them from May to October, ideally in the first three to five years after planting while the tree is establishing its root system.
LEAF will select three groups in 2017 to receive assistance from our Young Urban Forest Leaders.
Young Urban Forest Leaders Program
The Young Urban Forest Leaders (YUFL) Program is designed to provide young women with hands-on experience in the field of urban forestry and community engagement. This unique five month program includes 20 hours of formal arboriculture training, additional project-specific workshops and ongoing mentoring.
LEAF is currently accepting applications for the 2017 YUFL program. Applicants must be female identified, aged 18-24 and live in the City of Toronto. They must attend all 15 hours of LEAF’s Tree Tenders Training and commit four hours per week from May through September. Priority will be given to applicants with a need to participate in a fully-funded training program.
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