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The Highland Creek Green Team and EAB Ambassadors are taking action to Help the Urban Forest

Jun 11, 2013

Media Advisory

 June 11, 2013

  Our urban forest is vital to the health and well-being of our community and watershed, but is facing increasing pressures from the impacts of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The EAB is expected to infest all of Toronto’s 860,000 ash trees. The EAB tunnels and feeds underneath the bark, cutting off the flow of water and nutrients, and killing the tree within a few years of infestation.

 Local residents from the Highland Creek Green Team and EAB Ambassadors, in partnership with Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) are taking action to help defend our urban forest. The Highland Creek Green Team and EAB Ambassadors will be visiting communities in the West Hill and Eglinton East neighbourhoods between June 17 and 28 to talk to residents about the benefits of trees, the impact of the EAB, and planting programs to help get new trees around the neighbourhood.


Official Launch Event

Join us for the official launch of the door-to-door outreach activities

WHEN: Wednesday, June 19, 2013; 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: Eastview Park, 33 Coronation Drive, Scarborough

WHO: TRCA and LEAF will be on hand to talk about the project

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About Toronto and Region Conservation

With more than 50 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA’s vision is for the Living City – a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, for you today and for your children tomorrow. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at


About LEAF

LEAF is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the protection and improvement of the urban forest and engages citizens in urban forest stewardship through planting, education and training. Since 1996 LEAF has helped citizens plant over 19,000 native trees and shrubs in their neighbourhoods. Native and edible garden kits are also available through the program. LEAF is supported by York Region, Markham’s Trees for Tomorrow Fund and Ontario Power Generation.





Rowena Calpito

Toronto and Region Conservation

Tel: 416-661-6600 Ext. 5632







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