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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

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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