Forestry News

Nov
08

There’s still time to save Lake Superior’s threatened caribou

Toronto Star commentary by MFC alumnus Leo Lepiano For now, and for at least a short while longer, the caribou of Lake Superior are still here. Their disappearance need not be accepted by those of us who are awake enough and free enough to choose. The recent article, “Will anyone act to save the caribou? […]

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Nov
01

Foresters Club Tree I.D. Sessions

On Friday, October 27th, the Foresters Club hosted a fall hike and tree ID session at High Park. The event was such a success that we’ve decided to host another one! On Monday, November 13th, we’ll be hosting a second session on campus. We’ll be meeting outside the Faculty at 1pm. We’ll be focusing on […]

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Oct
18

2017 Prince of Wales Award winner, Dana Collins

2017 Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Forestry Presented to MFC Alumni, Dana Collins Photo Caption (from left to right): Megan Smith, CIF-IFC Past President; Dana Collins, CIF-IFC Executive Director; and Geraint Richards, Head Forester, Duchy of Cornwall, England. October 12, 2017, Ottawa, Ontario – The Canadian Institute of Forestry/Institut forestier du Canada (CIF-IFC) is […]

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Oct
01
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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