Job Posting: Forester – Urban Forest Inventory
May 1, 2018
We are looking for two full-time students, between the ages of 18 – 30 years old to work in Long Branch this summer for a minimum of 8 weeks. You will be assisting the LBNA (Long Branch Neighbourhood Association) in developing an inventory of neighbourhood trees, and educating the community on the benefits of preserving and growing the Urban Tree Canopy. This neighbourhood was an exclusive cottage community in the late 1800’s featuring densely treed lots. Many of these trees survive today. This project will include identifying Heritage Tree nominees to join the first one which is now officially recognized by Forests Ontario – a 200 year old Red Oak, Quercus rubra.
As part of a 2 person crew, you will accurately record the Long Branch urban forest inventory, including species and tree health data on public & private land. Training and technical support will be provided through community partnership with the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto.
This project is part of a Federal Summer Student grant to the community. The LBNA encourages students in forestry-related or arboriculture programs, including women, indigenous students; members of a visible minority and new immigrants/refugees in forestry-related programs to apply.
If you know of a student who is passionate about conserving and expanding urban forests, please have them email their resume as soon as possible to Judy Gibson, Chair, Tree Canopy Preservation and Enhancement Committee, Long Branch Neighbourhood Association via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.