Certified Arborists

Certified Arborists

UFORA works with homeowners, builders, engineering firms and other professionals to provide expertise in tree management and restoration. We create arborist reports, ravine stewardship plans, tree protection plans, and invasive species management plans to satisfy government authorities and provide a management plan of the site for the long term.

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Tree Planting

Tree Planting

UFORA can help you implement a vision to regenerate neighborhood green space and urban forests, or just plant a tree on your lawn. We facilitate community tree planting in various projects – from working with individuals; to school and community groups; to organizing corporate events. Let us coordinate the trees and equipment so all you have to do is plant.

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Ravine Stewardship

Ravine Stewardship

With Toronto ravines in a threat of ecological collapse, UFORA strives to deliver a wide range of consulting and contract services to private homeowners, municipalities, community groups and consultants. We focus on the specific site conditions of the local area and incorporate natural materials into the site design to provide habitat for animals and rebuild degraded soils

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News and Events

By Denise / June 10, 2019

Top 5 Native Flowers that are safe (and beautiful) for Toronto ravines

Often we are drawn to exotic plants from Europe and Asia because of their vivid color and foliage, not realizing how these plants could affect our natural vegetation here at home. Many of these plants and flowers turn out to be invasive, choking and depriving our natural Canadian flora of any good chances of growth. Here is our top 5 pick for the most beautiful native flowers that would look stunning in your garden.

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By Denise / May 28, 2019

Life after death: Dead Tree walks led by UFORA tree experts in conjunction with new MOCA exhibit “The Life of a Dead Tree”

Paula Davies and Stephen Smith lead a walk along the Todmorden Mills’ Wildflower Preserve Trail, a site that is abundant with dead trees and home to a variety of plants and animals. This walk explores dead trees in various stages of decomposition and the different life forms that are supported by them, including wildflowers and Toronto’s unofficial mushroom species, Dryad’s Saddle.

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By Denise / April 26, 2019

Purple peaking flowers a beautiful sign of Spring? Nope, think again

These little flowers are usually the first clues that warm weather has arrived in Canada and Spring is well on its way. What most don't realize is they are highly invasive and even poisonous.

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By Denise / April 17, 2019

Sudbury’s 32 Year Green Transformation: Documentary

Forty years ago, you would hardly recognize the city of Sudbury - the surrounding landscape was completely dead and totally black. Fast forward to today, Sudbury has totally restored its ecology and natural beauty. Sudbury has come back to life, reforestation and years of seeding and planting have paid off.

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By Denise / April 11, 2019

Toronto Ravines and Invasive Species

About 87% of Toronto's Environmentally Significant Area's (ESA's) are found in ravines, which makes Toronto's ravine system very important to our city's ecology. Unfortunately, invasive species are out-competing the native vegetation, compromising ravine ecology.

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By Denise / April 8, 2019

400 oak seedlings planted for school planting programs for ravine stewardship

The program involves collecting old growth forest tree seeds, planting in seed boxes over a three-year period, when they will be ready to transplant in the ravine and nearby areas.

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By Denise / April 8, 2019

Grange Park Revitalization wins 2019 CSLA Award

The revitalization project earned the 2019 award for Medium-Scale Public Landscapes Designed by a Landscape Architect (1 to 5 ha), and was designed by PFS Studio.

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Urban Forest Associates Inc. (UFORA) is a professional Toronto-based urban forestry firm established in 1993 that helps individual homeowners, municipalities, professionals and community organizations improve the urban forests and natural habitats of southern Ontario. Visit our Services page to browse the various services we offer, or Contact Us today to discuss your requirements.

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