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Michael Rosen

R.P.F, President of Tree Canada

Michael is the President of Tree Canada, responsible for securing private and public partnerships, overall project management, governance and chief of Board and stakeholder relations. Michael brings more than 20 years of experience to the position. Michael was Vice-President of Tree Canada since 2002, responsible for project implementation, donor development, communications and technical standards.

Previously he was a Stewardship Coordinator and Forester for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources where he received the Amethyst Award for his work especially during the 1998 ice storm. Michael also served as an adviser to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's Tree Bylaws Advisory Committee, helped author the document Sustainable Forests in Urban Ontario, and managed the York Regional and Simcoe County Forests. He helped York Region pass its first tree cutting bylaw in the early 90's and has written articles on urban forestry, trees and private land forest management.

He graduated in forestry from the University of Toronto, possesses a B. A. in History from Trent University and has a diploma from U of T and Lakehead University in the Ontario Advanced Forestry Program. Michael is a Registered Professional Forester in Ontario and a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture. He lives in Cantley, Québec.
Real Christmas Trees Help Keep Canada's Economy ASSOCIATED PRESS

Real Christmas Trees Help Keep Canada's Economy Growing

Last year, we exported almost $30 million in fresh-cut trees to the United States and another $32.6 million in trees to the rest of the world. When combining the $60+ million that Canadians spent on real trees last year, it all adds up to a $125 million contribution to our rural economy.
12/16/2015 03:10 EST
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Canada Needs a National Urban Forest Strategy

Considering the environment never receives much discussion around election time, it should come as no surprise that the topic of urban tree cover is buried deep in the forest of political discourse, under a layer of heavy brush. However, I believe a big part of our national identity is tied to the environment, and our leaders should strive to improve the health of our communities and the Canadians who live in them.
09/22/2015 05:34 EDT