Andy has a B.Sc.F from Lakehead University, a M.Sc. in Agroforestry from the University of Guelph, and a PhD from the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto. He is a Registered Professional Forester with the Ontario Professional Foresters Association (OPFA). Prior to his retirement in July 2012, Andy was a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Forestry for more than 20 years. Andy has been active in the development of the Canadian Urban Forest Strategy and Network.