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Look More Closely, Think More Deeply: Experiences from the 2017 US Forest Service International Urban Forestry Seminar

As published on The Nature of Cities: July 23, 2017 One adage I want to share after finishing the US Forest Service Inaugural International Urban Forestry Seminar is: look more closely, think more deeply. This was something that one of the presenters said to us on our first day in Chicago and it stuck with me… Continue reading Look More Closely, Think More Deeply: Experiences from the 2017 US Forest Service International Urban Forestry Seminar

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Women in Trees: Sharing Experiences and Lessons

When Fleming College Professor of Urban Forestry, Katrina Van Osch-Saxon, first asked me to speak at the one-day Women in Trees Conference and Awareness Day on Earth Day 2017, I didn’t know what to expect or what I could offer. When I first started my career in urban forestry I often found myself surrounded mostly… Continue reading Women in Trees: Sharing Experiences and Lessons

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Research in urban forestry: Identified needs in Canada

As published on Tree Canada's blog. As part of my work with Tree Canada in directing the Canadian Urban Forest Strategy(CUFS), our current efforts under the Research Working Group (WG3) include developing partnerships with national organizations on a variety of projects to tackle urban forestry questions. Tree Canada focuses on urban forestry at the national… Continue reading Research in urban forestry: Identified needs in Canada

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Research in urban forestry: Collaborative Learning

As published on Tree Canada's blog Last May I had the opportunity to visit Halifax, NS, for the Canadian Association of Geographers conference to present my doctoral work as well as discuss the Canadian Urban Forest Strategy and the activities of our a Research Working Group. Led by Dr. Peter Duinker of Dalhousie University and… Continue reading Research in urban forestry: Collaborative Learning

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Positive Change: The future is looking bright for the Canadian Urban Forest Network

Our goals for the CUFN (Canadian Urban Forest Network) and CUFS (Canadian Urban Forestry Strategy) are to foster greater learning, both nationally and internationally, provide a space for people to come together and build a national urban forestry community. Thanks to the generous support from TD Bank, positive changes have been made in the past two years. Highlights include: Building… Continue reading Positive Change: The future is looking bright for the Canadian Urban Forest Network

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How perspectives of field arborists and tree climbers are useful for understanding and managing urban forests

As published on The Nature of Cities: March 24, 2016 When there is a storm, trees can cause damage to homes, cars, and people—ultimately, the tree itself is a casualty of a storm. At these moments, generally, the public perceives arborists as the heroes of storms—arborists remove the “problem” from their properties. But at most… Continue reading How perspectives of field arborists and tree climbers are useful for understanding and managing urban forests