My name is Ashley Baker, and I am a budding forester excited about forest management techniques, silvicultural prescriptions, and emerging GIS technologies in forestry applications.  Through education at Fleming College, I’ve learned how to map a forest, navigate my wa...

February 4, 2020

Over 5 years ago, we decided that it was time to bring women together to celebrate and elevate those working in, with and for the forest and to inspire the next generation of women to consider a place in the woods. At this time, gender was not really being discussed in...

January 22, 2020

The first time I came across loggersports, I was immediately drawn to it. Three years later, I’m now captain of Lakehead University’s jack and jill timbersports team.

Loggersports consist of a multitude of events such as chopping, sawing, cutting, climbing and axe throw...

My current role is a Transportation Coordinator with Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries Inc. (Al-Pac).  My main focus is the Retention and Recruitment of professional truck drivers. This role comes at a critical time as there is a national shortage of drivers and log ha...

September 16, 2019

 “So…what exactly do you do?” is usually the first response when I tell people that I’m doing a degree in forestry. I don’t blame them as even growing up with a father as a forester I always struggled to clearly explain what Dad’s job was, which can’t have been a great...

August 26, 2019

Growing up half my life on the sugar bush-covered St. Joseph’s Island, Ontario and the other half in the heart of the log-driven Ottawa Valley, drilled into my entire being were the benefits of forests and the importance of protecting them.

I had spent my childhood expl...

“I expected you to have an accent, but you spoke the clearest out of all the speakers”

We often think of people in forestry as two units “women vs men”, but undermine the importance of heterogeneity and diversity within genders. Diversity is a complex term that also inc...

April 3, 2019

Fiona is a Communications Specialist with Conifex Timber Inc. She has over 5 years experience communicating about the forest sector, holding roles at the Forest Products Association of Canada, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and currently as Communications Special...

Reprinted from City Trees, the magazine of the Society of Municipal Arborists”

As part of my postdoctoral research through the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Forestry, I’m currently examining the role of women in arboriculture and urban forestry in...

March 5, 2019

Lindsey is an arborist in London, Ontario and the creator of Arb_comics on Instagram. She graduated from Humber College’s Arborist Apprenticeship program in 2018.

I stumbled into Arboriculture much the same way Julie Tucker did, as she explained in her blog. I was tryin...

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