Healthy Trees = Healthy Communities

Tree Benefits PDF ImageThe Washington Community Forestry Council recently released a document you can use when discussing the benefits of urban trees. The sheet outlines tree benefits and threats to community trees as well as valuable information on the benefits healthy trees provide. Please feel free to download and use this PDF when acting as a tree advocate.

Operation ReLeaf: Restoring the Canopy Cover of Fort McMurray

A message from Tree Canada
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You Can Help

On behalf of our Board of Directors, staff and partners, I am contacting you to garner support in restoring the canopy cover of Fort McMurray.

As you know, the fires that ravaged through Fort McMurray last May were devastating to both the community and the forests. We all sat as onlookers praying for no loss of life as we witnessed caravans of vehicles narrowly escaping walls of fire engulfing highway 63. Read More "Operation ReLeaf: Restoring the Canopy Cover of Fort McMurray"

Tree Risk Assessment – Use or Abuse of the TRAQ Form

The Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ) was designed to provide a systematic process for assessing tree risk. Part of the process was to devise a simple field data collection form. The form now used in teaching the course went through many iterations before it was released. When teaching the course it is always noted that although use of the form is mandatory for the course, it is not mandatory to use the form in your everyday field work. Read More "Tree Risk Assessment – Use or Abuse of the TRAQ Form"

CTW Evaluator Training Opportunity

If you are interested in becoming a CTW Evaluator, please note that a training session will be held at the ITCC in San Antonio, Texas on March 31, 2016.

For more information about this opportunity, contact Erin LaRoque at elarocque@isa-arbor.com or 217-355-9411 ext. 237.

The Status of the Urban Forestry Profession – Survey Respondents Welcome

Researchers at West Virginia University have developed a survey to evaluate the status of the urban forestry profession to help guide direction into the future. The survey is part of the Urban Forestry 2020 group commissioned by the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (NUCFAC).

The online survey explores the perceptions of employers in urban forestry regarding entry-level urban foresters. The survey asks employers what skills and knowledge they find most valuable and which skills and knowledge are most needed in entry-level employees.

The survey’s success depends on a wide distribution. If you are an employer in urban forestry, please take a few minutes to complete the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DDR2W7M