Forestry News

Apr
02

Celebrating Forestry’s 112th Anniversary

The Faculty of Forestry is the oldest forestry school in Canada and was founded in 1907 by Bernhard Fernow (Dean 1907-19), the first Chief Forester of the United States Forest Service who is recognized as the father of scientific forest management in North America. Because of the rapidity of forest exploitation during the nineteenth century, […]

By Yared Mekonnen | Event . Forestry News . News
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Mar
19
Mar
19

FGSA Presents CIF Lecture – Thursday, March 21st

FGSA Presents CIF Lecture Please join the Forestry Graduate Student Union as they present Praise to Diversity: a Functional Approach to Increase Resilience of the Urban Forest by Dr. Christian Messier Professor, Forest Ecology and Urban Forestry, Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), part of the Canadian Institute of Forestry’s E-Lecture Series. The broadcast will […]

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Oct
16

Reflections on searching for and finding Kirtland’s Warbler: An Article by Paul Aird, Professor Emertus

Reflections on searching for and finding Kirtland’s Warbler in Ontario and Québec, 1976-2016 An article by the Faculty of Forestry’s Paul Aird, Professor Emertus, which appeared in the August 2018 edition of Ontario Birds, the journal of the Ontario Field Ornithologists.

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Oct
11

MFC Student Laura Nguyen Wins Tree Canada’s Urban Forestry Student Award

The Faculty of Forestry congratulates MFC student Laura Nguyen on representing us well by winning the 2018 Tree Canada Urban Forestry Student Award. Tree Canada awards students “who have a strong interest in and dedication for urban forestry as demonstrated by their academic, volunteerism and extra-curricular activities.” Laura was presented with the award at the […]

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Oct
02

Recent history and foresters: A Women in Wood Article by Dr. Anne Koven

Anne Koven graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry where she is an instructor and adjunct professor. She served as Vice Chair of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Board where she conducted the Class Environmental Assessment Hearing for Timber Management on Crown Lands in Ontario. She has also been actively involved in […]

By Yared Mekonnen | Blog . Forestry News . Research
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Aug
14

Wildfires will only get worse unless we learn how to live with them

Mike Wotton, a Research Scientist at the University of Toronto featured in The Globe and Mail. Wildfire activity and its impact are increasing around much of the world. We see it on the news every summer now. Different locations (and sometimes the same locations) and different impacts – sometimes terrible, tragic impacts – but everywhere […]

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Aug
08

One man’s quest to restore native Canadian trees to Toronto

Faculty of Forestry PhD candidate Eric Davies was featured in two major newspaper articles this week featuring his work creating a permanent record of Toronto’s ecological past in mapping out significant native tree species and collecting seed specimens for present-day and future planting to preserve the city’s natural environmental history. The Globe and Mail: One […]

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