The benefits of trees go up exponentially as their size and
total leaf area increases.
With over 80% of the Don watershed developed, the largest living
element of the natural environment on tableland is the urban forest.
In 2002, with
extensive support from the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, FODE conducted a
pilot study on the urban forest, inventorying the species composition
and health of the urban canopy in four neighbourhoods.
Click here to
see a short summary of the project.
During 2004 FODE
will be developing strategies to further protect and expand the urban
canopy. In the meantime, we recommend that members and others contact LEAF, to
purchase native trees to expand backyard forest.