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Oct
17

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 […]

By Yared Mekonnen | Academic . Article . Forestry News . News
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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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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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Jul
11

A Toronto Star article: Boreal caribou are rapidly dwindling in Canada. It’s critical that we protect their habitat

A Toronto Star article by the Faculty of Forestry’s Professor Jay Malcolm and Adjunct Professor Faisal Moola, and Julee Boan, Boreal Program Manager at Ontario Nature. Scientists have been tracking the decline of boreal caribou in Canada for decades. Researchers have spent years studying the impacts of forestry and other industrial development on this elusive […]

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Jan
30

Professor Shashi Kant Appointed to the Order of Ontario

The Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, are very pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Shashi Kant to the Order of Ontario by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Chancellor of the Order of Ontario as announced on Monday, January 29th, 2018. The Order of Ontario is the province’s highest honour, […]

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Jan
24

Canada’s Urban Forestry Footprint

Mapping the extent and intensity of urban forestry activities Dr. Danijela Puric-Mladenovic and MFC student, Yu Yung, whose work and internship have been instrumental for gathering this information, would like to share the mapping results of the project “Urban Forestry Footprint in Canada” that helps to see the extent and intensity of urban forestry activities […]

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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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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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