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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...

Forests of the Future

By Megan de Graaf, MScF Through its Climate Change Resilient Forest Corridors Project, the Fundy Biosphere Reserve has identified climate change-resilient tree species and mapped out where those species are most likely to survive and thrive over the long term in southern...

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...

Research in Urban Forestry: Expanding Directions and Sharing Knowledge

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,...

Canada’s Real Gold – Maple Syrup!

By Michael Rosen, President Tree Canada The Olympics comes every four years but Canada’s real gold comes annually from that nectar of the Gods, maple syrup.  We are fortunate to have the one type of tree (maple) and the one type of...

Urban Cowboy Meets Calgary Floods

By Michael Rosen, President, Tree Canada The trip was arranged way in advance. I was invited in May by TELUS (Tree Canada Ultimate sponsor) to attend a special announcement in Calgary. I was obviously excited and honoured. Who was to know that...

Tree Canada dedicates first International Day of Forests to Michelle Gauthier

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed March 21 the International Day of Forests. As the UN website says, “The Day will celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are...