Recent history and foresters

Anne Koven graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry where she is an instructor and adjunct professor. She served as Vice Chair of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Board where she conducted the Class Environmental Assessment Hearing for Timber Management on Crown Lands in Ontario. She has also been actively involved in the former Ontario Forestry Association and Trees Ontario Foundation, the Ontario Professional Forester Association, the Canadian Institute of Forestry, the Forest Gene Conservation Association and the Forest History Society of Ontario. She recently took on the position of Interim Director of the Mass Timber Institute. My Early Path My fir

Trying new things

My beginnings in arboriculture is a similar story to many who are in the field as it happened by chance. I was attending Sir Sanford Fleming College for parks and recreation as I wanted to get into adventure tourism. After I finished that program I started taking Forestry as I realized there really wasn't much of a career in adventure tourism. At the beginning of the Forestry semester I saw a bunch of students climbing the rafters in the school pub demonstrating climbing and the Arboriculture program. Up until this point in my life I had no idea what Arboriculture was and still didn't know quite what I wanted to do; but as soon as I saw it, I knew this was it and signed up for the program

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