Forestry News

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Sep
19

Meet the man on a mission to map Toronto’s oldest trees

Forestry expert Eric Davies says Toronto’s oldest trees have valuable special abilities – they’ve evolved to thrive here for hundreds of years. How old is your most elderly neighbour? 80? 95? Try 250. Maybe even older – assuming your neighbour is a tree. Eric Davies, a U of T PhD candidate in forestry, is on […]

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Sep
13

Meet Robert Wright, our new dean

Article from:- UofT News, September 11, 2017 Robert Wright works in an office lined with reminders of the past, but his thoughts are on the future and mapping a way forward for forest science research and education at U of T. Wright, a long-time member of U of T’s academic community, is beginning a two-year […]

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Sep
12

Toronto has big plans for its ravines but official strategy has no city funding yet

Ravines make up about 17 per cent of Toronto’s land mass, and the city says it has a plan to protect them — but it hasn’t yet allocated the funds to do so. City council unanimously passed a strategy last week in an effort to manage and preserve what it calls Toronto’s “deep, narrow, forested […]

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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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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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