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Latest Issue - Spring 2023 Branchlines

Greenery can be a common source of refuge and recreation in the urban environment, but have you ever stopped to wonder who maintains the lush plant life found in parks and other public spaces? In this issue, we explore the relatively new role of the urban forester, and find out what it takes to fill those shoes. We hear directly from leading urban forestry researchers who are examining the human and wildlife health implications of urban forests, as well as the important role citizens can play in maintaining green spaces. We also speak with several, highly experienced BC urban foresters who have dipped their toes in everything from landscape design to pest infestation management, wildfire preparedness and tree planting initiatives. Find all this and more in our Urban Forestry issue.

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Trimble Technology Lab

“The Trimble Technology Lab at UBC gives students and researchers access to some of the most sought-after digital tools that are being integrated into forestry practices across the industry,” says Prof. and Canada Research Chair in Remote Sensing Nicholas Coops.

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Growing Indigenous Forest Gardens

Many Indigenous land management practices are being reclaimed and adapted in the modern context by Indigenous communities, says Jennifer Grenz, yet few are currently integrated into non-Indigenous-led forestry operations, despite their potential to improve climate resiliency.

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Green Investing

UBC Forestry alumnus, David Brand, knows the value of forests well. A strong believer in the principles of sustainable forest management, David founded his company, New Forests, to create opportunities within the forestry sector for communities to transition to a greener and more sustainable future.

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Past Issues

Fall 2022 Branchlines

The future of forestry is now. Led by innovative thinkers, groundbreaking technology and pressing social and environmental need, the forestry profession of today is addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time. This issue takes a deep dive into sustainable forest management and the diversity of perspectives and approaches that are shaping it.…

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Spring 2022 Branchlines

We are pleased to invite you to explore our new Branchlines publication. Courtesy of the UBC Faculty of Forestry, Development and Alumni Engagement Office, the revamped look, feel and direction was shaped by valuable feedback from our alumni community. In this issue you will find: an in-depth feature story on the recent fires and floods climate catastrophes; celebrate…

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Issues Before 2022