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Economic Value of Living Trees

 The trees in our communities are worth so much more than just its wood! Trees provide a whole host of benefits that impact and shape our environment which can affect our wallet. If you’re keen to learn more about the benefits that our urban trees provide and the value they hold, check out this presentation from LEAF! 

Economic Value of Trees

By: Natasha Keshavjee, Residential Planting Programs Operations Supervisor at LEAF (Local Enhancement Appreciation of Forests)

 

Junior Tree Huggers Kids songs 

“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes for Trees”

“Green Grass Grows All Around”

“When you grow up”

 By: Kelly-Sue O’Connor       

Friends of Sam Smith (FOSS) Photo Montage

FOSS photo montage

By: Nancy Barrett

A self-taught wildlife photographer, naturalist and birder, Nancy Barrett has felt a keen curiosity for the wonders of the natural world since early childhood.  Constantly inspired by the beauty and biodiversity of the green spaces in our big city, she continues to share that passion.  Nancy volunteers with several organizations, leading workshops for groups, and is currently the VP of the Friends of Sam Smith Park. 

Tree Fest Vendors

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Hurricane Hazel in Long Branch 

Tall Tree Tales. Stories Read by Long Branch Librarian Stephanie

Etobicoke Master Gardener’s Advice Clinic

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Acer Tracer: Maple Tree Identification Virtual Walk

Maple ID Video

Exploring the many local maple trees and their look a likes. Did you know there are nearly 130 different species of maples, otherwise known as the Acer genus? While we don’t have them all, you can find at least 12 maple species right here in Long Branch! 

By: Nicole Bitter – Tree Stewardship In-Field Lead.  Nicole is a recent graduate from the University of Guelph and Fleming College. She has worked for the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association on community tree stewardship programs and inventory of the local urban forest.

 

Junior Tree Huggers Kid’s Songs

 “Photosynthesis”

A kid’s song that everyone will enjoy

Music by Long Branchers!

The Sunny Side of the Street

Etobicoke Jazz Band

This video was produced by the Etobicoke Jazz Band, with all its members contributing individually from their respective homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Etobicoke Jazz Band is an offshoot of the Toronto All-Star Big Band, only with younger musicians. Like its sister act, the EJB revives the spirit style and sound of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s –
that golden age of the big bands.

“Bird Walk”

Kelly-Sue O’Connor

Kelly-Sue O’Connor is a Board member for the Friends of Sam Smith and organized the 2020 Sam Smith Virtual Bird Fest.

“Time Heals All Wounds”

Dominic Simone Project

This is an original song by Long Branch resident Dominic Simone. It was recorded in Dominic’s living room especially for the 2020 Long Branch Virtual Tree Festival.

“She Walks Down”

Rice & Robbins

Pat Rice – guitar and vocals, Lloyd Robins – bass

Pat Rice has lived in Long Branch since 1959.  He is painter and  also an amateur musician and a member of the Drumming by the Lake Drum Circle that operates out of the Martin Luther Church in Mimico.  “Titan” one of the largest Heritage red oaks in Toronto grows on his property.

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Economic Value of Trees

Junior Tree Huggers Kids Songs

  • “Head, Shoulders , Knees and Toes for Trees”
  • “Green Grass Grows all around”
  • Kelly-Sue O’Connor     “When you Grow Up”

Friends of Sam Smith (FOSS) Tree Photo Montage

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Coming Soon: TreeTrek App 

   TreeTrek App

 

Learn about the exciting new, free App to explore and learn about the trees of Long Branch. 

TreeTrek App was built by:  Richard Perocho 

Richard is a 4th year student at Sheridan College in Mobile Computing.  He has experience developing websites, iOS Apps and Android Apps.  He has been working with the LBNA as our Tree Stewardship App Developer working on designing, developing and programming the soon-to-be launched TreeTrek App

 

Junior Tree Huggers Kids Picture Montage

Picture Montage 1

Picture Montage 2

The montages were created by Bill Zufelt using the kids pictures submitted to  trees@lbna.ca. For more information on Kids activities please visit the kid’s activity page

Etobicoke Master Gardeners Advice Clinic 

Etobicoke Master Gardener

Learn about the importance of tree and shrub pruning, proper pruning techniques, get tips on what to prune when, talk about some of the common tools used for pruning, and find out how to care for them.  

By: Etobicoke Master Gardeners.  Master Gardeners (MGs) in the Province of Ontario are experienced gardeners who have studied horticulture extensively and continue to upgrade their skills through technical training.

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“Acer Tracer” Maple Tree Identification Walk 

Junior Tree Hugger Kid’s Songs – “Photosynthesis”

Music by Long Branchers!

  • Etobicoke Jazz Band  “Sunny Side of the Street”
  • Kelly Sue O’Connor  “Bird Walk”
  • Dominic Simone Project “Time Heals All Wounds”
  • Rice & Robbins “She Walks Down”

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Become a Tree Steward! Caring for Young Trees

Caring for Young Trees

Jonathan Dionne, Conservationist, describes how to care for young trees

By: Jonathan Dionne. Born and raised in rural Nova Scotia Jonathan completed his undergraduate degree at Dalhousie University with a major in biology and a minor in statistics. Currently he is doing his masters in forest conservation at the University of Toronto. Jonathan spent the summer working on a community engagement and urban tree stewardship project within the community of Long Branch. 

 

 

Kids Songs

“Mr. R’s Tree Song”

Age 2 – 6 yrs

“Fall and Autumn Counting Song”

Age 2 – 6 yrs

“The Leaves of the Tree are Falling Down”

Age 2 – 6 yrs

 

Our Park in Pictures!

Friends of Marie Curtis (FOMAC) Photos of Marie Curtis Park Contest Entries. See how lovely our Park is from the lenses of local photographers.

Friends of Marie Curtis Park (Established 2017) was created to preserve its natural character by promoting responsible & respectful use by hosting community clean-ups at least twice a year and organizing nature walks. 

FOMAC Facebook page

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Launch of TreeTrek App

Junior Tree Hugger Picture Gallery Montage

Master Gardener’s Pruning Webinar

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Gentle (but Friendly) Giants

A virtual bike tour

Gentle Giant Bike Tour

We are lucky enough in Long Branch to home many large trees that have been silently surviving through the decades. While trees around them have fallen due to fires, floods, lumber mills and constant development they have been able to stand strong and we believe this needs to be celebrated.

By: Nicole Bitter – Tree Stewardship In-Field Lead.  Nicole is a recent graduate from the University of Guelph and Fleming College. She has worked for the Long Branch Neighbourhood Association on community tree stewardship programs and inventory of the local urban forest.

 

 

Junior Tree Huggers Kids songs 

“Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes for Trees”

“Green Grass Grows All Around”

“When you grow up”

By: Kelly-Sue O’Connor

 

Music by Long Branchers!

“Love Me Like You Do”

By:  Dominic Simone Project

This is an original song by Long Branch resident Dominic Simone. It was recorded in Dominic’s living room especially for the 2020 Long Branch Virtual Tree Festival.

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Featuring

Become a Tree Steward! Caring for Young Trees

Junior Tree Huggers Kids Songs 

  • “Mr. R’s Tree Song”
  • “Fall and Autumn Counting”
  • “The Leaves of the Tree are Falling Down”

Our Park in Pictures! Friends of Marie Curtis (FOMAC) Photos of Marie Curtis Park