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Picture1LEAF will be conducting our next 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 (and near-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