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Finding and Caring for Native Plants Native plant sales, Resources and Community Groups

Now is the time to think about adding more native plants to your garden to help create a haven for wildlife including pollinators, insects and birds. When planning your garden think about how the plants provide food and shelter throughout…

Sakura – Cherry Trees in High Park How this Japanese tradition came to High Park.

High Park’s cherry trees are blooming! Vehicle access is closed in the park. For more information, including a map of locations, virtual tours and accessibility information visit the City’s Cherry Blossoms webpage. Please take care to respect wildlife and their…

Protecting Wildlife – A new role for volunteers 2024 Traditional and Prescribed Burn

People have asked about the safety of the animals in High Park during the traditional and prescribed burn. The prescribed burn in High Park is a low-intensity fire as is appropriate for savannahs and woodlands. Flames stay very low and…

INVASIVE PLANT CONTROL CONTINUES DOG STRANGLING VINE MANAGEMENT, SUMMER 2023

Urban Forestry will continue with management of Dog Strangling Vine in High Park over the next 3-4 weeks this summer.  Staff have been strategically and actively managing a small number of areas of vegetation within High Park for over 20…

Movement Strategy Fails to Put Nature and Pedestrians First High Park Movement Strategy enters final phase

Focus on Protecting Nature When work on the City-led High Park Movement Strategy began in 2021, more than three-quarters of people surveyed sent a clear message : Enhancing and conserving the park’s ecological integrity should be a high priority in…

Invasive Tree Removal Woody invasive trees are removed in winter by Urban Forestry

With the longer days of February, activity in High Park is gearing up for spring. Specifically, Urban Forestry is removing large invasive trees. This initiative is part of the City’s Urban Forestry’s Natural Area Management program for the restoration of…

Taking the Lead New Public Education Campaign Launches in High Park

Paws for Parks is a volunteer group composed of nature supporters, dog owners and concerned community members. The group’s mission is to promote responsible pet-walking practices in public parks. Paws for Parks has begun reaching out to park users in…

High Park Nature UPDATE News from the Natural Environment Committee, January 2023

These items were discussed at the January 2023 meeting of the High Park Natural Environment Committee: A prescribed burn tour in November with TRCA, city staff and members of the committee assessed the condition of different of burn sites in…

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