Forestry News

Jul
18

Climate change extending forest fire season in Ontario & Alberta, researcher finds – [Audio]

‘Stroke of luck’ Ontario forest fire season quiet so far: University of Toronto professor says Climate change means this year’s relatively quiet forest fire season in Ontario is not what we should expect in the future, says David Martell, a professor emeritus in the faculty of forestry at the University of Toronto. He was part […]

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Jul
12

Government of Canada Supports Forest Product Innovation in Ontario

Canada’s forest sector is leading the way in innovation and clean technology, while supporting environmental sustainability and combating climate change. Kyle Peterson, Member of Parliament for Newmarket–Aurora, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, today visited Natures Affinity’s production facility, which is producing biodegradable packaging that reduces greenhouse gases. Natures […]

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Jul
05

Canada grows on trees: FPAC celebrates 150

June 30, 2017 – Canada grows on trees. And as Canadians everywhere celebrate our country’s 150th birthday, the forest industry is celebrating too. The forest sector has played a vital role in Canada’s history, and is leading the way towards a bright future; it’s clean, green, and growing. Trees provide jobs, sustain our economy, and […]

By Tony Ung | News
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May
31

Fears over future of University of Toronto Faculty of Forestry

As climate change makes urban forests more important than ever, students and staff at the University of Toronto’s faculty of forestry are worried about their future. The university is considering changes to its academic structure, inspiring more than 300 supporters to sign a petition to save the faculty. U of T vice-president and provost Cheryl […]

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Apr
25

Using wood in novel ways

Car parts, yogurt, paint: Scientists are using wood in novel ways, hopefully staying the axe on forestry education before it’s too late More and more people read articles such as this one on a screen, curbing the demand for newsprint. Our broom handles are made of plastic; our houses are brick, concrete and drywall. We […]

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Apr
12

New Consultation Process

U of T announces new consultation process to look at restructuring the Faculty of Forestry.  Its purpose is to explore the potential academic restructuring of the Faculty of Forestry. Please follow the link: Collegial process of exploration and consultation Call for Nominations for Dean   “It is encouraging that the Provost recognizes the important contributions […]

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Apr
11

Barking up the Right Tree, featuring Prof. Ning Yan.

Article from:- Canadian Institute of Forestry: Success Stories from Canadian Forests, April 2016 Dr. Ning Yan holds a piece of bark and the bark-based adhesive that can be used as a replacement or alternative to conventional glues.When we think of products derived from tree bark, we often think of birch bark canoes, black ash baskets, […]

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Apr
11

The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award 2017

The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF/IFC), the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), and the Duchy of Cornwall are pleased to announce the four outstanding recipients of the 2017 Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award. Now in its third year, The Prince of Wales Forest Leadership Award is a UK-Canada partnership initiative between […]

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