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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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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
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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Mar
14

Prof. Mohini’s Comments on the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Proposal

Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto Comments on the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Proposal, “Naturally Resilient: MNRF’s Natural Resource Climate Adaptation Strategy” Submitted to the Environmental Registry on March 13, 2017 by Prof. Mohini Sain Introduction The Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto commends the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry on two […]

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Feb
28

The city has a responsibility to tackle environmental issues, says David Miller

Former Toronto mayor David Miller says municipal governments must look beyond monetary incentives to make cities greener With political turmoil in the U.S. driving environmental challenges to take a backseat at the federal level, cities need to take the lead on green issues, said David Miller, former mayor of Toronto at an event last week […]

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Nov
30

Nordea Science Prize 2016, Kristiina Oksman

Nordea Science Prize 2016 Goes to Bio4Energy Researcher Kristiina Oksman The Nordea Science Prize 2016 has been awarded Bio4Energy researcher Kristiina Oksman, professor at the Luleå University of Technology (LTU) and adjunct professor at Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto. She received it during a prize ceremony held last weekend at Luleå in northern Sweden. It […]

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