Posted on May 15, 2019

On Wednesday May 15, 2019, the Toronto Leaside Rotary Club has organized a tree planting event with five (5) schools in Leaside and Thorncliffe. Approx. 250 students from Leaside High, Rolph Road, Maurice Cody, Thorncliffe Park Public and Northlea Public schools will be involved in the tree planting at the Moccasin Trail Park on the day. The students will be assisted by the staff at Urban Forest Associates (UFA) led by Stephen Smith. ISA Certified Arborist, Urban Forester. There will be nature walks led by Rotarian Bob Barnett and his team.

The first group of students to arrive at the park will be Leaside High School. Their Grade 9/10 class led by Rabyah Picardo.

The Toronto Leaside Rotary Club is part of the Rotary Ecosystem Education Program. The program began in 1991 with a tree planting at E.T. Seton Park, next to the wetlands at the Ontario Science Centre. The program brings children from local schools to sites in and around the Don Valley to plant trees, shrubs and wildflowers on a site adopted by the club. Most sites are owned by the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Department and take several years of planting to be completed.