(Truro, NS – October 6, 2010) Tree Canada has awarded Bradley Doff the winner of the first Craig Huff Urban Forest Memorial Bursary. The announcement was made by David Barkley, the Manager of Forestry Services, City of Ottawa during the 9th Canadian Urban Forest Conference in Truro, NS.

Craig Huff was the Forester for the City of Ottawa, who died prematurely in March 2008. He was well known throughout Canada as an urban forest practitioner, a great supporter of the Canadian Urban Forest Conference and a long-time member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). His family asked for Tree Canada to establish a legacy project in his name.

The bursary covers the expenses for a student to attend the biennial Canadian Urban Forest Conference in Canada.

“As a gifted student of urban forestry, Bradley merits the support of his colleagues in helping us better manage this important Forest Region,” explained Michael Rosen, Tree Canada President. “Bradley represents the next generation of urban forest leader.” 

Bradley Doff is a Masters student at Lakehead University. He has worked as the Coordinator for the Tree Stewardship Program for Thunder Bay Parks Division and initiated the development of an Urban Forest Master Plan.

Those interested in supporting the Craig Huff Bursary are urged to visit www.treecanada.ca

About Tree Canada

Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in urban and rural environments. A winner of the Canadian Environmental Award (2007), Tree Canada engages Canadian companies, government agencies and individuals to support the planting of trees, the greening of schoolyards, and other efforts to sensitize Canadians to the benefits of planting and maintaining trees. To date, more than 76 million trees have been planted, more than 450 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada has helped organize 9 national urban forest conferences. More information about Tree Canada is available at www.treecanada.ca .

For further information contact:
Melissa Nisbett
Communications Officer
Tree Canada
(613) 567-5545, ext. 224