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Across the country in 60 days: Reflections of the Canadian Urban Forest Network Workshops

My work with Tree Canada over the years has undoubtedly been an educational and industrious experience. My current portfolio involves directing the Canadian Urban Forest Network (CUFN), Strategy (CUFS) andConference (CUFC). This past autumn, we had the opportunity to coordinate five regional workshops for the Canadian Urban Forest Network, with the generous support of TD Friends… Continue reading Across the country in 60 days: Reflections of the Canadian Urban Forest Network Workshops

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Research in urban forestry: The social side of things

Urban forestry research has been generally classified in two categories: the biophysical and applied areas, and the social science side of things. The biophysical and applied aspects include threats and diseases such as Dutch elm disease, emerald ash borer, ecosystem services (benefits and value), and climate adaptation. The social sciences include human dimensions such as… Continue reading Research in urban forestry: The social side of things

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Research in urban forestry: Expanding directions and sharing knowledge

As published on Tree Canada's Blog on October 6, 2015. Our Tree Canada team was sitting around our table in the boardroom discussing a recent event when I offered a casual reference to an uncommon book that I had read the previous week regarding a labour issue. At this point, Monette Gauvreau, our Communications Officer, and… Continue reading Research in urban forestry: Expanding directions and sharing knowledge

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Of travels, trees and tales: Everyone’s a storyteller

After an eventful month of travels through New York, Malmö, Copenhagen, Dublin, Toronto, and Montreal; I’ve been thinking a lot about people and about the associations that we make with urban places and the memories that resonate from various experiences. For some, it’s the architecture, for others it’s food, some like sculptures and monuments, some… Continue reading Of travels, trees and tales: Everyone’s a storyteller