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The TreesPlease  program is an initiative of the Annex Residents Association (ARA). The TreesPlease   program goal is to maintain, replenish and increase the tree canopy and tree diversity in the Annex. This is done by conducting a strategic review of trees in the Annex community. TreesPlease , co-ordinates the identification and documentation of trees with the help of knowledgeable students from the Urban Forestry program at the University of Toronto, with the assistance of Professor Andy Kenney, and our volunteers.

Why is this important? It is clear the biodiversity and canopy of trees in the Annex has been depleted over time. It is also very clear that trees add significant economic and ecological advantages to our neighbourhood. While many trees in the Annex have died due to their natural aging process, others have been brought down because of neglect and disease.

TreesPlease Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Public Education Volunteer: Passionate about your community? Enjoy meeting new people? Our Public EducationVolunteers provide information and education to residents of the Annex regarding TreePlease initiatives and activities. We attend various community events, distribute informative materials in the community, and gain permission from homeowners to access their property for purposes of our tree inventory. 
  • Tree Inventory Volunteer: Passionate about your community? Enjoy spending time outdoors? Our Tree Inventory Volunteers assist our staff to identify, map the location and record pertinent information of trees throughout the Annex neighborhood. You will also assist in providing information to residents regarding the trees within their property lines.
Volunteer hours are flexible with shifts available during both day and evening hours as well as weekends depending on your availability. This project runs from mid-May until the end of July.

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please email for further information.

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