Monthly Archives: February 2012


Back to the Forest CUFC 10

To OUFC members and advisors  This is to let you know that registration is now open for CUFC10. Please check the site www.cufc10.ca and click the register now button. You will see that OUFC members will be given a Special Discount as we are partnering with Tree Canada and the City of London to make this conference […]


How Tall are Earth’s Forests -NASA Images

Astonishing view of the earth’s forests, their distribution and the height of trees around the world. Interesting to see the distribution of the tallest trees in Ontario, and although expected it is unfortunate to see this graphic representation of the lack of tall forests in the most populous areas.    http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/earth20120217map.html mage credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech


Heritage White Oak in Cambridge

Active History on the Grand: Heritage Trees in Ontario Jan 2nd, 2012 by Karen Dearlove.  Heritage White Oak Tree in Cambridge While many of us may be familiar with the designation of built heritage properties under the Ontario Heritage Act, recently municipalities have been using the Ontario Heritage Act to designate individual trees as heritage trees.  Municipalities […]


Waterloo Board Shade Policy Will Keep Schoolyards Cool

Board shade policy will keep schoolyards cool   January 26, 2012 21:01:00  During these gloomy January days, it’s difficult to imagine the sun beating down on an uncomfortably hot schoolyard. But the time will come. And when it does, children in public schools will be a little better protected than they were before. That’s because, in […]


Thunder Bay Recognizes Importance of Urban Forest

Urban forest management plan suggest city be proactive in tree maintenance By Leith Dunick, The city’s trees are a valuable commodity that need to be protected and nurtured, says the author of a study looking at Thunder Bay’s urban forest management strategy. “Thunder Bay has room to improve,” said Skip Kincaid of the Davey Resource […]