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Coverage of urban forestry since April 14, 2020.

Party for the Planet offers environmental education for the entire family Indo-Canadian Voice

"...PARTY for the Planet returns virtually for its 10th annual event on Thursday, April 22. The livestream will feature environmental education from departments across the City, including urban forestry, park partnerships, sustainability, culture services, engineering, waste collection services and recycling. The livestream will be hosted by Neal Aven, Manager of Parks for the City of Surrey..."

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Act of vandalism destroys dozens of trees and shrubs along Nanaimo walkway

"...City of Nanaimo’s urban forestry coordinator expects the municipality will re-plant Chris BushMar. 11, 2021 12:15 p. m..."

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Salmon carcass transplant a success despite small team

"...In a typical year, the event is centred on both ecology and education, teaching the public about pollutants and other risks to the stream and its species..."

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Les marronniers rendent service aux citoyen-nes genevois-es.

"...Trees planted in urban spaces provide a multitude of ecosystem services: they reduce air pollution and noise, provide habitat and shelter for other species, and reduce erosion during heavy rains. They also offer opportunities for relaxation, attenuate urban heat islands and contribute both to landscapes and a sense of place. At the same time, trees can be a source of allergens, generate maintenance costs and cause accidents or threats to native biodiversity if introduced from elsewhere..."

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Pincher Creek receives two national Communities in Bloom awards

"...Pincher Creek residents and volunteers went above and beyond community beautification this year, resulting in two national Communities in Bloom awards this month. Pincher Creek earned the Best Floral Display and the Urban Forestry Awards in Canada during the virtual Communities in Bloom Conference on October 8. Rhonda Oczkowski, Town of Pincher Creek Parks and Recreation Office Administrator and a Pincher Creek Communities in Bloom Representative, said the community looked exceptional this year and attributed it to people having more time to focus on their gardens..."

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Now is time to fight back against Gypsy moths

"...LONDON, ONT. -- London’s manager of urban forestry says now is the perfect time to launch a defence against the Gypsy moths, which are chewing their way through the Forest City’s tree-lined neigbourhoods..."

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Dozens of trees cut down by mistake in Saanich park

"...“In the world of environmental and urban forestry, this is a huge mistake,” she said..."

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City of Kelowna working to prepare residents for the coming fire season

"...City staff say they've been working on several provincial and municipally funded projects to reduce fire risk. “In 2020, the city’s Urban Forestry Department completed wildfire fuel mitigation on the east parcel of Knox Mountain Park, hundreds of hectares in South-East Kelowna as well as smaller projects on city-owned land and parks,” said Paul Johnson, the Kelowna Fire Department’s fire prevention officer. Story continues below advertisement..."

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Council to Hold Inaugural Virtual Meeting Tonight

"...Council will discuss the purchase of a new fleet vehicle for Refuse Collection, and they'll also hear the monthly Water Treatment Plant Report from the City Engineer Jennifer Wilkinson..."

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Urban Forestry - Shade Trees Coordinator (Parks Operations Coordinator) - City of Surrey (Surrey, BC)

"...This position includes advanced level of professional work related to the planning, coordination, and delivery of a full range of operational and capital programs relating to the City of Surrey’s Shade Tree program..."

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Irrigation Technician I - District of Saanich (Saanich, BC)

"...The Irrigation Technician I performs daily on-site work in excavation, installation, repair and maintenance of underground irrigation systems, sprinkler heads, drip irrigation, valves and other watering devices; programs and adjusts watering schedules with various irrigation controllers; operates and performs routine service maintenance on a wide range of manual and motorized tools and equipment; and maintains and submits irrigation and plumbing work related records electronically and manually..."

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Irrigation Technician II - District of Saanich (Saanich, BC)

"...Requirements include: Grade 12 or equivalent; BC WWA certification in Cross Connection Control; Irrigation Industry Association of BC Certified Irrigation Technician Level 2; other irrigation industry related courses (auditing, electrical troubleshooting, design, scheduling, controls); two years of progressive experience in irrigation, preferably in a municipal setting and a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence..."

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Natural Area Practitioner - Urban Forestry (Natural Areas) - City of Surrey (Surrey, BC)

"...City of Surrey employees are talented innovators, inspired by meaningful work and the opportunity to drive our city—and their careers—forward..."

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Academic Research

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Real Estate Values and Ecosystem Services: Correlation Levels

"...The study correlated real estate values and parameters of economic condition (per-capita income), ecosystem services (carbon sequestration), and urban forestry system (tree canopy area)..."

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Beyond ?trees are good?: Disservices, management costs, and tradeoffs in urban forestry

"...Further research is needed regarding life cycle assessments, stakeholder decision-making, return-on-investment, and framings of services and disservices in urban forestry..."

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Professional identity of urban foresters in the United States

"...Though the urban forest resource has been the subject of numerous studies quantifying ecosystem benefits and assessing tree canopy cover, little is known about the managers of this resource – the urban foresters..."

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Investigation of the impacts of microclimate on PV energy efficiency and outdoor thermal comfort

"...Cities are increasingly incentivizing rooftop photovoltaics (PV) for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions together with more urban forestry and high albedo surfaces for the mitigation of the urban heat island (UHI) effect..."

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Assessment of skills needed in entry-level urban foresters in the USA

"...Urban forestry is an interdisciplinary field of science and a profession that directly manages green infrastructure..."

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Potential of plant identification apps in urban forestry studies in China: comparison of recognition accuracy and user experien

"...Information on species composition of an urban forest is essential for its management..."

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