August 15, 2013

dsc 9319cropFrom July 28 to August 3, cyclists from STIHL Tour des Trees travelled 941 km (585 mi) around Niagara Falls, Ont., Upstate New York, and Toronto with the goal of raising at least $3500 per cyclist for the Tree Research and Education Endowment (TREE) Fund to support the discovery of better methods for propagation, planting, and care of urban trees.

083A2308Jeff Calderwood, CEO of the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) of Canada, has been elected as National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA) chair for a one-year term.

bigstock-Caterpillar-Of-Gypsy-Moth-3884164Gypsy moth has been causing damage to Ontario trees since the 1980s, and this summer it has been invading trees in Sudbury and chewing away much of the local forest.

USST Solar Powered Golf CartsUnconquered Sun Solar Technologies, a Tecumseh, Ont.-based company that manufactures solar panels, has been contracted to build solar-powered golf carts, people-movers, and John Deere gators for Windsor, Tecumseh, Toronto, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

IMG 7933On August 3 and 4, 64 professional arborists from 19 countries around the world competed in the 2013 International Tree Climbing Championship (ITCC) at Toronto’s Centre Island.