arboriculture, Community, Engagement, Research, Uncategorized, urban forestry

Lived Experience, Essential Narratives, Part 1: How Stories from Urban Foresters and Arborists Can Inform Our Field at Large

As published in City Trees, September/October 2021 issue. Modified excerpt from the author’s PhD dissertation, Learning from Limbwalkers: Arborists’ Stories in Southern Ontario’s Urban Forests (Bardekjian, 2015). My background is rooted in English literature, creative writing, anthropology, and forest conservation. Throughout my studies, much of my experience and training focused on creative, applied, and technical… Continue reading Lived Experience, Essential Narratives, Part 1: How Stories from Urban Foresters and Arborists Can Inform Our Field at Large

Collaboration, Community, Engagement, Partnerships, Research, Uncategorized, urban forestry

Considering Diversity, Social Inclusion, and Equity through Urban Forest Collaborations

As published on Tree Canada's blog, June 8, 2021. At Tree Canada we do more than plant trees. A tree alone does not build a community simply by its presence; however, a community can be built around a tree when people are mobilized and engaged in various ways, and on multiple levels. In the past… Continue reading Considering Diversity, Social Inclusion, and Equity through Urban Forest Collaborations