Women in Trees: Sharing Experiences and Lessons Learned

When Fleming College Professor of Urban Forestry, Katrina Van Osch-Saxon, first asked me to speak at the one-day Women in Trees Conference and Awareness Day on Earth Day 2017, I didn’t know what to expect or what I could offer. When I first started my career in urban forestry I often found myself surrounded mostly … More Women in Trees: Sharing Experiences and Lessons Learned

Baking memories

Lately my husband has been baking. A lot. He bakes all sorts of tasty treats, but mostly he has been experimenting with different breads and baguettes, some include: parmesan, rosemary & olive oil, cinnamon raisin, cardamom & fennel – and the list goes on. With an air of indifference, our cat trails footprints of flour … More Baking memories

Research in urban forestry: Identified needs in Canada

Originally posted on Tree Canada:
Dr. Adrina C. Bardekjian, MFC, PhD, Manager, Urban Forestry Programs and Research Development As part of my work with Tree Canada in directing the Canadian Urban Forest Strategy (CUFS), our current efforts under the Research Working Group (WG3) include developing partnerships with national organizations on a variety of projects to…

Research in urban forestry: Collaborative Learning

As published on Tree Canada’s blog Last May I had the opportunity to visit Halifax, NS, for the Canadian Association of Geographers conference to present my doctoral work as well as discuss the Canadian Urban Forest Strategy and the activities of our a Research Working Group. Led by Dr. Peter Duinker of Dalhousie University and … More Research in urban forestry: Collaborative Learning

Positive Change: The future is looking bright for the Canadian Urban Forest Network

Our goals for the CUFN (Canadian Urban Forest Network) and CUFS (Canadian Urban Forestry Strategy) are to foster greater learning, both nationally and internationally, provide a space for people to come together and build a national urban forestry community. Thanks to the generous support from TD Bank, positive changes have been made in the past two years. Highlights include: Building … More Positive Change: The future is looking bright for the Canadian Urban Forest Network

How perspectives of field arborists and tree climbers are useful for understanding and managing urban forests

As published on The Nature of Cities: March 24, 2016 When there is a storm, trees can cause damage to homes, cars, and people—ultimately, the tree itself is a casualty of a storm. At these moments, generally, the public perceives arborists as the heroes of storms—arborists remove the “problem” from their properties. But at most … More How perspectives of field arborists and tree climbers are useful for understanding and managing urban forests

Across the country in 60 days: Reflections of the Canadian Urban Forest Network Workshops

My work with Tree Canada over the years has undoubtedly been an educational and industrious experience. My current portfolio involves directing the Canadian Urban Forest Network (CUFN), Strategy (CUFS) andConference (CUFC). This past autumn, we had the opportunity to coordinate five regional workshops for the Canadian Urban Forest Network, with the generous support of TD Friends … More Across the country in 60 days: Reflections of the Canadian Urban Forest Network Workshops

Research in urban forestry: The social side of things

Urban forestry research has been generally classified in two categories: the biophysical and applied areas, and the social science side of things. The biophysical and applied aspects include threats and diseases such as Dutch elm disease, emerald ash borer, ecosystem services (benefits and value), and climate adaptation. The social sciences include human dimensions such as … More Research in urban forestry: The social side of things

Research in urban forestry: Expanding directions and sharing knowledge

As published on Tree Canada’s Blog on October 6, 2015. Our Tree Canada team was sitting around our table in the boardroom discussing a recent event when I offered a casual reference to an uncommon book that I had read the previous week regarding a labour issue. At this point, Monette Gauvreau, our Communications Officer, and … More Research in urban forestry: Expanding directions and sharing knowledge