Learn about Trees

LEAF will be conducting a four day Tree Tenders Volunteer Training Course this fall at the Toronto Botanical Garden.

This is a great opportunity for people to learn all about trees! The course trains people to be leaders in their communities to steward the urban forest and educate their neighbours. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about trees and how to properly care for them, then Tree Tenders is for you!

Each session provides basic arboriculture training, includes a combination of indoor and outdoor instruction led by tree experts and professionals, and a group tree planting. The course is designed to give you the tree-related knowledge and skills you need to care for your own trees, educate others, or to start a community project of your own. The course also offers ISA Continuing Education Units (CEU).

The Tree Tenders Volunteer Training Program is supported by Ontario Power Generation’s Biodiversity Program.

Course Details

Cost: $50 + HST / $70 + HST with ISA Citizen Arborist Manual (recommended).  Please note payment cannot be refunded or deferred to future classes.

Toronto Botanical Garden,777 Lawrence Ave E., Toronto.

  • Tues, Sept 24, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thurs, Sept 26, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Sun, Sept 29, 2013, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tues, Oct 1, 2013, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Course Topics

  • Tree biology, anatomy and functions
  • Trees and soils
  • Tree identification
  • Identifying and managing tree stresses
  • Tree planting and establishment
  • Tree care and maintenance
  • Municipal bylaws and policies
  • How to get involved in urban forest issues

Please help us spread the word about this exciting course offering. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you. 

Robyn Stewart, Education and Outreach Coordinator,  LEAF - Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests,  Artscape Wychwood Barns,  253 - 601 Christie St.  Toronto, ON M6G 4C7 416 413-9244 x 14

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