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Trends in Canada’s Urban Forests

The overall objective of this report is to provide detailed and specific information on the level of urban forestry and arboricultural activities carried out in Canadian municipalities; improve our understanding of knowledge gaps and associated science and research activities; and understand the needs of municipalities to further develop the benefits of the urban forest.
Dr. Adrina C. Bardekjian 
Dr. Andy Kenney, R.P.F., 
Michael Rosen, R.P.F.

A Brief Historical Perspective of Urban Forests in Canada

In recent years, a greater amount of interest has been in expressed in urban forests – partly as a result of increasing urbanization but also due to new threats including the invasive insect, emerald ash borer. Urban forests in Canada have been dominated by three themes: superficial support by the provincial and federal governments, individuals’ commitment to developing urban forests of excellence, and awareness and action fueled by natural disaster.
Michael Rosen, R.P.F.

Tree Canada Afforestation and Reforestation Protocol

This Protocol is written for Tree Canada, which develops Afforestation and reforestation projects. This Protocol is intended to provide guidance to Tree Canada staff, Community Advisers and project implementers and verifiers in the design and implementation of Tree Canada’s tree planting projects.
Dr. Jeremy Williams 
Etienne Green, R.P.F. 
Cédric Bertrand, ing.f. 
Dr. Gary Bull 
Peter Johnson, R.P.F. 
Timo Makinen, P.Eng

Canadian Urban Forest Strategy (2013-2018)

The Canadian Urban Forest Strategy (CUFS) was first articulated in 2006 as a strategic initiative of Canada’s urban forest practitioners including: foresters, managers, arborists, planners, community workers and politicians. It coincided with Canada’s National Forest Strategy (1988-2008) a government, NGO and private sector coalition whose aim was to move Canada towards forest sustainability. The final iteration (2003-2008) of the National Forest Strategy included a section on urban forests.
Dr. Adrina C. Bardekjian

What Trees Can Do to Reduce Atmospheric C02

Our truck or SUV can, at times, be just like a best friend, always there for us. So too is another friend, certainly not as widely used but no less important to us ... and to our car. A tree! Trees can be a car’s best friend because they help remove atmospheric CO2 from the air.
Nigel T. Roulet, Ph.D 
Bill Freedman, PH.D
Guide-1-EN-Trees reduce C02

A Guide To Community Tree Planting And Care

Nowhere do trees need more “TLC” than in our towns and cities where they do so much to benefits all of us. The more we plant and care for trees in our “urban forests” the more we help our environment. This guide is designed to help all of us learn how to plant and care for trees in our community.
Tree Canada

Horticulture extrême (available in French only)

2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Laval, QC)
Albert Mondor

Future proofing the urban forest

2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Laval, QC)
Amelia Needoba 
Edward Porter 
Camille Lefrançois 
Dr Cynnamon Dobbs 
J. Brett Allen 
Trevor Cox 
Mike Coulthard 

Élagage des arbres de rue : quelles conséquences pour les oiseaux migrateurs protégés? (available in French only)

2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Laval, QC)
Nathalie Gendron 
Virginie Angers 
Pierre Drapeau 

The importance of early detection and early response when preserving the urban forest

2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Laval, QC)
Joe Meating

Strategies to Reduce Biodiversity Loss, City of Toronto

2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Laval, QC)
Kelly Snow 
Norman DeFraeye

Implementing Halifax’s Urban Forest Master Plan

2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Laval, QC)
Dr. Peter Duinker

Impacts écologiques des perturbations anthropiques en forêt urbaine : quantifier, évaluer et prévoir (available in French only)

2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Laval, QC)
Isabelle Aubin 
Françoise Cardou 
Kierann Santala 
Krista Ryall1 

Revealing the world’s urban forests – Adding a place perspective to green infrastructure planning

2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Laval, QC)
Dr. Cecil Konijnendijk

Quelle est la contribution d’une forêt mature à la biodiversité d’une région périurbaine? (available in French only)

2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Laval, QC)
Michel Leboeuf 
Réjean Dumas 

Place aux arbres : la nouvelle vision de la Ville de Québec sur la forêt urbaine (available in French only)

2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Laval, QC)
Marie-Josée Coupal 
Ghislain Breton

Healthy Trees, Healthy People

2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Laval, QC)
Dr. Matilda van den Bosch

Vers un couvert forestier urbain complexe et résilient : développement d’une nouvelle stratégie de plantation (available in French only)

2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Laval, QC)
Dr. Alain Paquette

L’agrile du frêne et le Grand Montréal, la stratégie métropolitaine de lutte contre l’agrile du frêne (available in French only)

2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Laval, QC)
Jim Routier

L’aménagement de milieux dégradés comme outils de planification des infrastructures vertes et le maintien des services écosystémiques (available in French only)

2016 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Laval, QC)
Dominic Senécal 
Marie-Christine Bellemare

Bio-Mimicry and the Future Urban Forest

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Jim Urban

What’s a Forest For? Function, Design, and Value of the Urban Forest

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Toby Hemenway

Connecting Urban Forests and Green Spaces with Corporate Canada? Experiences from TD Bank Group

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Peter Johnson

Urban Forestry at the Science - Policy Interface: Contributions and Concepts

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Ken Farr

Canadian Urban Forest Leadership - How to Measure Success

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Michael Rosen, R.P.F.

Planning for the next generation of urban trees: how can research on biodiversity help?

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Alain Paquette
Cornelia M. Tobner
Peter B. Reich
Dominique Gravel
Christian Messier

Green Infrastructure Planning

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Trevor Cox

City Neighbourhoods are Ecosystems in the Urban Forest

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
James Steenberg, Ph.D candidate
Andrew Millward, Ph.D
Peter Duinker, Ph.D

Gray to green: Innovative and Proven Solutions for integrating large trees, soil and rainwater in urban settings

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Mike James

Forest Management Planning in Urban Parks - Mundy Park Case Study

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Lanny Englund

York Regional Forest Accessible Trail Initiatives - Nature For All

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Ian Buchanan

Eyes On The Future Implementing an Urban Forest Management Plan

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Jeannette Wheeler

Creating Engaged & Empowered Communities: How we can strengthen & support community action!

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Erin MacDonald

First Community Green Energy Project in NB – Community Forestry

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Heather Fraser

Surrey’s Urban Forests: Shifting Values through Community Engagement and Education

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Caitlin MacDonald
Leah Zia

Community engagement in urban forest stewardship: Neighbourwoods approach

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Danijela Puric-Mladenovic
Andy Kenney

Crowd-Sourced Science - Comparing and Contrasting New Apps for Urban Forestry

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Ian Hanou

Establishing and Maintaining Urban and Rural Fruit Orchards: Challenges and Opportunities from two Canadian case studies

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Cédric Bertrand

Toronto’s Pioneering Standards for Trees in Hard Boulevards

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
James Urban

Trends in Canopy Cover Assessment Technology and Practice

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Ian Hanou

Biochar Research in the Urban Forest

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Drew C. Zwart, Ph.D.

Challenges of Growing an Urban Forest in the Okanagan Valley

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Blair Stewart

Evaluation of Bacillus thuringiensis for Management of Adult Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) on Ash Trees

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Dave Matthews

Urban Forestry education in Canada: Chances and challenges, past and future

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Andy Kenney

Urban Forestry education at UBC: A holistic program for future greenspace practitioners and leaders

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Stephen Sheppard, Ph.D.
Christoph Baumeister

Red and Green: How a green milieu benefits to cardiovascular health

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Dr. François Reeves

To Your Good Health! Exploring Metro Nature, Remote Sensing, and Economics

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Kathleen Wolf, Ph.D

Encouraging the Design and Development of High Performance Landscapes with the SITES Rating System

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Danielle Pieranunzi

The Value of Urban Forestry Under Extreme Uncertainty

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Paul Brown

Special Demonstration Management Zones: Places We Can Practice and Not Just Preach

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Patrick Lucey

The Changing Face of Global Urban Forestry

2014 Canadian Urban Forest Conference Presentation (Victoria, BC)
Cecil Konijnendjik van den Bosch