The City of Toronto will celebrate the launch of the Adopt a Street Tree pilot project generously supported by funding from a 2015 TD Green Streets grant awarded by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF) and Tree Canada.
Councillor Janet Davis (Ward 31 Beaches-East York) and Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32 Beaches-East York) will welcome representatives from TD FEF, Tree Canada, partners from the local Business Improvement Area, Danforth East Community Association and project volunteers to provide brief remarks, which will be followed by a tree care demonstration with expert staff from LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests).
Date: Monday, June 15
Time: 1 to 2 p.m., remarks: 1:10 p.m.
Location: 3060 Danforth Avenue, in front of the TD Branch (northwest corner of Danforth Avenue and Victoria Park Avenue)
Of the estimated 10.2 million trees in Toronto, approximately six per cent are street trees growing in urban conditions. Street trees improve pedestrian health by reducing pollution and noise, and providing shade. Street trees also enhance street beauty and increase commercial and property values. This pilot program will raise awareness about street trees in Toronto and foster a strong partnership with community volunteers to support the City's tree canopy goals.
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