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Grow Richmond Hill’s urban forest at free community tree planting event

Register friends, family for Oct. 21 gathering organized by LEAF
Oct. 16, 2023
Melissa Wallace

Nurture the earth this fall and participate in a community tree planting event with LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests) at Beaver Woodland, 35 Pollard St., Richmond Hill.

LEAF is a non-profit organization that aims to grow and sustain urban forests by providing quality services and programs that engage communities.

On Sat. Oct. 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., LEAF is teaming up with Trees for Life to plant native trees and shrubs in Beaver Woodland. “As part of their Trees for Heroes program, these trees will be dedicated to local health-care heroes and those in the local community that work hard to keep us happy and healthy every day,” said information on LEAF’s website.

The public is encouraged to register at to dig in and help at this free, community-building event. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants are asked to wear closed-toe shoes or boots and appropriate clothing, as the event runs rain or shine. Bring your own gardening gloves and water bottles. Registration closes at the end of day on Oct. 19.