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Oct
18

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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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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Sep
20
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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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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Mar
21

Impact of emerald ash borer on Guelph’s natural areas

The City’s Parks Operations and Forestry division has implemented a long-term natural areas monitoring program in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forests (OMNRF)—Science and Research Branch, Natural Heritage Information Center (NHIC), and University of Toronto, Faculty of Forestry with the goal of understanding the extent of the emerald ash borer’s (EAB) […]

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