Welcome Henri and Natalie!
The Long Branch Neighborhood Association (LBNA) is pleased to introduce you to our 2 Summer Students who have been hired to start our Tree Inventory Project.
Meet Henri (on the left) and Natalie (on the right) on their first day on the job standing in front of an Ohio Buckeye tree with Dr Danijela Puric-Mladenovic of the University of Toronto Faculty of Foresty (in the middle).
Natalie and Henri are university Biology students – also residents of Long Branch – and are in the process of being trained on Neighbourwoods©: a tree inventory and monitoring system that collects data that can be used to inform decision making and will help to develop the Long Branch Urban Forest Management Plan. Neighbourwoods© was developed by Dr Puric-Mladenovic and Dr W.A. Kenney from the University of Toronto and has been used in communities all over Ontario and beyond. We are so excited to add Long Branch to the list!
Future Impacts of Having a Neighbourwoods© Inventory for Long Branch
Both the Long Branch Neighbourhood Character Guidelines and Toronto Official Plan outline what sustainability features the city desires in both public and private space. Their vision, in conjunction with our analysis, has the power to really help Long Branch understand our urban forestry successes and challenges in a way that can concretely inform policy, funding and stewardship.
What we need you to do
1) Watch for Henri and Natalie this summer on your street and say “Hi” and invite them into your backyard to conduct the Tree Inventory.
2) Send an email to us at longbranchnato@gmail with your address and just say in the subject of the email “Yes, to Tree Inventory on my property” to participate in the inventory project.
3) Encourage your neighbours on your street to participate.
4) Come out to “Toast the Trees” to help us raise money for the program (see our earlier email with more details on what the funds will be used for)