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Celia Johnstone

Acting Manager, Urban Forestry Programs

Having worked as a prosecuting attorney in England for over 20 years, Celia moved with her family to Canada in 2008 and is now actively pursuing her lifelong passion for trees and plants. In 2014 Celia graduated from Ryerson University in Landscape design and in 2016 completed her Masters in Forest Conservation at the University of Toronto. Celia manages her own forest in Prince Edward County and grows trees from seeds that she collects from local sources.

Celia works with local communities in Toronto and the GTA to help them establish a healthy urban canopy. In 2015 she worked on an urban forest management plan for St James Town and in 2016 conducted a full tree inventory for Playter Park community.

Celia is currently working on a project with the City of Toronto to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday by planting a sugar maple in a school in each ward in the City.