Trees in the News

Bridging the Communication Gap between Landscape Architects (LAs) and Municipal Arborists (MAs)

With our news page, we hope to both educate Ontarians on some key issues and to open a dialogue with our membership and the broader public to discover new issues.

Tree Talks will include articles written by the OUFC team and will also feature articles from a broad range of media. We  would also like to encourage our members to contact us about submitting their own urban forest stories!

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OUFC Tree Talks Blog

Developing an Interpretive Tree Story Map: The Story of the Ryerson Tree Team 

OUFC’s “Making Cities Resilient” Conference Testimonial

Tree Cities of the World

Congratulations to the City of Burlington’s Implementation of a City-Wide Private Tree Bylaw

Toronto Canopy Study 2019

Learn how to create a tree inventory with Neighbourwoods

Beat the heat – green infrastructure for extreme heat

The social context of plant invasions and trees for better school performance – OUFC’s recent pop-up conference

Is Canadian Forestry Education a Dying Field of Study?

4 Urban Forest Initiatives

We’re back at it!

Is My Tree Healthy?

Urban Forests and Big Data

Why do Neighbours Fight over Trees? Ecology.

Think Ahead! A Century of Urban Forestry Gone Awry

The Ontario Chainsaw Massacre – Impacts of the Ice Storm Persist


Recent Urban Forest Articles

July 2019 

Best Way to Fight Climate Change? Plant a trillion trees!

Aug. 2019

 What is agroforestry?

Nov. 2019 

How should we measure the Dbh of multi-stemmed trees

The effects of the human footprint and soil properties on the habitat suitability of large old trees in alpine urban and periurban areas

What kind of flowering plants are attractive for bumblebees in urban green areas?

Dec. 2019

The living among the dead: Cemeteries as urban forests, now and in the future

Timeless Articles

Bridging the Communication Gap between Landscape Architects (LAs) and Municipal Arborists (MAs)


March 2, 2018 Thunder Bay ramps up replacement of urban forest

Feb 22, 2018 Battling buckthorn: Regional tree initiative enlists help from homeowners to eradicate invasive plant

Are all urban forests equally beneficial?

Feb 23, 2018 Tree cover and species composition effects on academic performance of primary school students

Oct 23, 2017 Warm weather may deprive some areas of vivid red fall colours

Oct 12, 2017 Studying Hazelnut Trees In Ontario

Oct 6, 2017 Port Hope’s mighty oak recognized

Oct 5, 2017 Across Ontario, the emerald ash borer is eating up trees – and municipal budgets


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