Events & ContestsEvents & Contests

Being serious about trees doesn’t mean we have to be wooden. Fun events and contests help increase local knowledge, raise money and create community spirit.

TreeOcode NiagaraTreeOcode Niagara

TreeOcode is an community engagment initative to create a database of the trees located within the Niagara Region's 12 municipalities. 

UFSN Promotes Urban Tree Care Across OntarioUFSN Promotes Urban Tree Care Across Ontario


Every spring and fall, the UFSN calls on Ontarians to care for our urban trees by sending out a province-wide media release outlining five easy things residents can do to increase the health of our trees. UFSN members simultaneously target media across the province to spread the message far and wide each season. See our updates on our current efforts below, including this National Tree Day, Sept 26th!


Promotion With Poster TemplatesPromotion With Poster Templates


With so many competing interests and activities available, getting the desired turnout for your urban forest events can be a challenge.  Last spring, LEAF standardized its events posters to capture interest, promote easy recognition of our organization, and get people out to our events.  Not only is event promotion more efficient now, but more effective!

Tree "Price Tags" Highlight value of treesTree "Price Tags" Highlight value of trees


‘NeighbourWoods on the Grand’, along with five other groups around the province (Toronto, Ottawa, Peterborough, London and Hamilton) held events to officially launch the newly created Urban Forest Stewardship Network (UFSN) and its website,

UFSN Official Launch!UFSN Official Launch!


Today, LEAF - Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests along with our five other Founding Members (Neighbourwoods on the Grand, ReForest London, Peterborough Green-UP, OFGAC and ReLEAF Hamilton) held events to officially launch the newly created Urban Forest Stewardship Network (UFSN) and this website.

The website is designed to facilitate an exchange of ideas, resources and contacts for those community groups and individuals in Ontario interested in improving their local urban forest.

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ArTboretum Celebrating Trees Through ArtArTboretum Celebrating Trees Through Art


The mission of NeighbourWoods is to advocate for the health, protection and regeneration of our urban trees through public involvement in education, celebration and stewardship. There is a close relationship with The Elora Centre for the Arts (in fact at this time, the Elora Environment Centre and NeighbourWoods on the Grand offices are located on the upper floor of the arts centre.)

Tree Movie Night Tree Movie Night


Tree Movie Night – our first-ever outdoor movie night! On a warm August evening neighbours, members and friends came together to view an outdoor movie on loan from our local Hydro company. The ambience was enhanced by a "campfire" in a copper cauldron, cider, candles and lots of popcorn. Not to mention the lovely full grown trees that added their friendly rustling as we watched.

Walk in the WoodsWalk in the Woods


 In 2005, the Walk in the Woods series began as an initiative of OFGAC’s Outreach sub-committee, quickly becoming one of OFGAC’s most popular outreach activities.  The walks take place within the City boundary, and explore a variety of ecological landscapes with special guest speakers to delve deeper into the theme or environment of the walk.

Hunt for Heritage Trees Made Easy!Hunt for Heritage Trees Made Easy!


A group of tree lovers launched a modest Heritage Tree Hunt
as a pilot for the Ontario Heritage Tree Alliance’s Heritage Tree program.  Fifty trees
 were nominated, 29 were selected and plaqued, the community was engaged and trees
leaped higher on our Township Council radar.  Success by anyone’s measure!

Peterborough's Treasured Tree HuntPeterborough's Treasured Tree Hunt


Local residents were invited to nominate a tree, enter a tree photo or write a story about a tree in Peterborough's first "Treasured Tree Hunt", held in 2009.  Any tree within the City of Peterborough could qualify as a treasure, based on its size, beauty, kid-friendliness, unusual shape, history, or anything else important to the nominator. Well-known community figureheads judged the entries and a grand awards gala was held to celebrate all the entries and to award prizes to overall winners.

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