Ardwold Gate
When we began in 2004, the property was a dumping ground for yard debris. About 95 percent of the trees were Norway Maples and there was virtually no ground cover at all anywhere. The only native trees present were one large old White Oak and 2 dying Ash. The slope faces north, and there are<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 completed the planting on the Chorley Park switchback trail in November 2018 for the City of Toronto. We lined the new trail with native trees and shrubs that will do well in the new soils and abundant sunlight on the slope. The park overlooks the Don River Valley with trails that lead down into<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 completely neglected and someone was living under the rear deck. We had to leave some invasive trees on the site or there would have been no tree canopy left.  Later, all the ash trees died from Emerald Ash Borer, opening up the tree canopy even more. We created a<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 upper slope was eroding and the lower half was a sheer shale cliff.  The slope was covered with invasive Manitoba Maple trees and vines. In 2006 we cut everything that didn’t belong, used the logs<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>
Earl Bales Park
UFORA, working with partners has planted about 20 acres at Earl Bales Park over the years. It’s been a major project of ours.  We also supervised the construction and planting of the storm-water pond and the project to twin the storm-water pipes that lead to the pond. Below is a partial timeline of our work<span class="post-excerpt-end">…</span><p class="more-link"><a href="http://ufora.ca/index.php/past-projects/earl-bales-park/" 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 in 2006, the front yard was overgrown and neglected. We removed the overgrown plants and pruned the trees. Plantings were added. Because there were 2 large pine trees, we modelled the new garden on a Muskoka plant community. The owner wanted the view to the street blocked and asked for a grove<span class="post-excerpt-end">…</span><p class="more-link"><a href="http://ufora.ca/index.php/past-projects/plymbridge-road/" class="themebutton">Read More</a></p>
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. Construction crews cut the roots of the tree at left, and it fell over within an hour. Log terraces are installed to hold soils in place and catch fallen leaves.  Spots for large tree plantings are<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>