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


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