Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF) partnered with the Town of Whitby to host a community planting event in Rosedale Park. Joined by 50 community volunteers eager to help grow the urban forest, they planted 266 native trees and shrubs, including hackberry, fragrant sumac and common ninebark. Increasing tree canopy coverage in this area will promote greater biodiversity in this underutilized park and green recreational space for residents and the wider community.