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September 2019 Meeting Information

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, Steve Smith will be speaking about "The Trees of East York and How Gardeners Can Care For Them".

The trees we see around us in this part of the city will be identified and discussed. Stephen will show how to care for them and discuss the tree bylaws. He will also explain where to get help when you need it.

Steve is a certified arborist and owner of Urban Forest Associates Inc. in East York. He works to manage individual trees, forests and natural gardens, and protect trees in construction projects and has supervised hundreds of projects throughout Ontario over the past 34 years, working with many partner groups.

He organizes volunteer planting days in parks with many groups in the city each year, has been a member of the Task Force to Bring Back the Don in Toronto since 1991 and is a founder of the Society for Ecological Restoration, Ontario Chapter. He is also the author of the current invasive plant list used in Ontario.


Useful Links

Urban Forest Associates

Society for Ecological Restoration, Ontario Chapter

Invasive species fact sheets for Ontario



The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m., refreshments are available at 7:00 p.m.

This meeting will also feature our final flower show of the year.