LEAF Backyard Tree Planting Program - Town of Ajax

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LEAF Backyard Tree Planting Program

Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests (LEAF*), is a non-for-profit organization helping to protect and improve Ajax's of urban forest through the delivery of a subsidized Full Service Backyard Tree Planting Program in partnership with the Town of Ajax, Region of Durham, and Ontario Power Generation.

Full Service Backyard Tree Planting Program

Residents of Ajax looking to plant trees on their property can receive the expert tips and help for getting the right tree in the right location at a subsidized rate ranging from $150-220 per tree.

Ajax residents participating in the Backyard Planting Program will receive:

  • An onsite consultation in your yard with an arborist,
  • A five to eight foot tall tree (two to four feet for evergreens),
  • Delivery and planting of your tree.  

The full value of the service is about $300 to $400 and the difference is paid by the program's funding partners.

In addition to the backyard program LEAF is also providing:

  • Native shrubs at a cost of $30 each. This price includes mulch, and delivery for orders of three or more shrubs (for fewer than four shrubs, a delivery fee of $25 per order applies).
  • Eastern White Cedars are also available for $50 each, including mulch and delivery. Shrubs are one to two feet in height and cedars are two to four feet in height at the time of delivery. Planting service is available for an extra $25 per shrub/cedar. 
  • Edible Garden Kits- Edible species provide a hyper-local food source in an urban environment, offering a great opportunity to discuss food security and share with your community ranging from  $100-$175 + HST depending on the size of the kit you desire.
  • Native Garden Kits- include an assortment of perennials and shrubs delivered right to your door, along with plans to assist you with garden design and planting, offer a simple way to beautify your outdoor space - and help the environment at the same time! The cost of this kit ranges from $125- 235 + HST.

To setup a consultation or learn more about the program visit www.yourleaf.org/ajax-full-service

Click Here to Download the LEAF brochure to learn more about the program, and how to identify  native trees and shrubs in your community. 

Benefits of trees

Want to Learn More About the Trees in Your Town?

LEAF will be hosting a number of Educational Workshops and Training Courses to help you understand the importance of trees in our community. 

Upcoming learning opportunities in Ajax include:

Tree Tenders Volunteer Training Program

Saturday, June 4 &11, 2016 - 10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. (attendees should attend both sessions).
Location: Greenwood Pavillion (2290 Greenwood Rd.)

If you've ever wanted to learn more about trees and how to properly care for them, this course for you!  Gain knowledge and skills that you can put to use in your own yard and community. Visit http://www.yourleaf.org/node/1600 to learn more about the course and to sign up! 

Cost:$80 + HST - includes all classes and course manual

Benefits of Tree Planting