Ardwold Gate
When we began, the property was a dumping ground for yard debris. About 95 percent of the trees were tall Norway Maples and there was virtually no ground cover at all anywhere. We left most logs on site to rot and build up the humus in the soils. They also hold soil and leaves in<span class="post-excerpt-end">…</span><p class="more-link"><a href="http://ufora.ca/index.php/past-projects/ardwold-gate/" class="themebutton">Read More</a></p>
Chorley Park
UFORA has been working with the City of Toronto to plant the new Chorley Park trail, which leads from a quiet 5 hectare park near Mount Pleasant Road and St. Clair Avenue East. We lined the new trail with native trees and plants that reflected the native plants growing just below at the Don Valley Brick<span class="post-excerpt-end">…</span><p class="more-link"><a href="http://ufora.ca/index.php/past-projects/chorley-park/" class="themebutton">Read More</a></p>
Cluny Drive
When we began the site was a refuse dump and someone was actually living under the rear deck. We had to leave some invasive trees or there would have been no canopy left. We created a trail system so the owners could get to the parkland at the bottom more easily. The same view as<span class="post-excerpt-end">…</span><p class="more-link"><a href="http://ufora.ca/index.php/past-projects/670-2/" class="themebutton">Read More</a></p>
Dundas West
A new condominium building was being built on the top of a very steep slope overlooking the Humber River. The slope was eroding and what wasn’t a sheer shale cliff was covered by invasive Manitoba Maple trees and vines. We cut everything that didn’t belong, used the logs to create terraces and then replanted and seeded<span class="post-excerpt-end">…</span><p class="more-link"><a href="http://ufora.ca/index.php/past-projects/dundas-west/" class="themebutton">Read More</a></p>
Glen Edyth Drive
Here’s what it looked like after we cleared out the invasive trees, built a trail with the cut logs and planted new stock in 2008. Another view. And another. There were so many mature Norway Maples on the site that we had to choose between leaving most of them and risking blow-downs or taking them all down<span class="post-excerpt-end">…</span><p class="more-link"><a href="http://ufora.ca/index.php/past-projects/glen-edyth-drive/" class="themebutton">Read More</a></p>
Inglewood Drive
When we started the property was an abandoned garden with a large round concrete platform half-way down the slope. Much of the ground was bare. The retaining wall at the top of the hill was rotting and had to be replaced. We began planting and dismantled the concrete platform, a huge task that took a crew<span class="post-excerpt-end">…</span><p class="more-link"><a href="http://ufora.ca/index.php/past-projects/inglewood-drive/" class="themebutton">Read More</a></p>
Plymbridge Road
When we began, the front yard was slightly overgrown. We removed the overgrown plants and pruned the trees. Plantings were added. We kept the elements of the old garden that were still in good condition.
Rosedale
This is one of our oldest ravine restoration projects in Toronto’s Rosedale neighbourhood. At the beginning of December 1997, the forest was dominated by Norway Maples growing on heavy clay soils with very little ground cover vegetation. Trees to be cut are marked with blue marks. The trail hasn’t been built yet. After thinning the forest<span class="post-excerpt-end">…</span><p class="more-link"><a href="http://ufora.ca/index.php/past-projects/rosedale/" class="themebutton">Read More</a></p>
Thornwood Road
Just after construction in 2006. A barren, steep slope on clay fill soil. There’s mature forest at the bottom. Log terraces are installed, and spots for large tree plantings are marked with stakes. New plants are in place and starting to grow. An irrigation system keeps it all moist. A lush hillside of natural greenery<span class="post-excerpt-end">…</span><p class="more-link"><a href="http://ufora.ca/index.php/past-projects/thornwood-road/" class="themebutton">Read More</a></p>