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Municipal tree conservation in Southern Ontario

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dc.contributor.advisor Longboat, Sheri
dc.contributor.author Filson, Stuart
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-06T15:05:39Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-06T15:05:39Z
dc.date.copyright 2018
dc.date.created 2018-11-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/15953
dc.description.abstract Across Southern Ontario, workforces contend with local tree conservation challenges. Given the potential for asymmetric gaps, this study explores Southern Ontario's tree planting, protection, and stewardship activities. For primary research, this study uses interviews and complementary questionnaires to integrate insights from experienced individuals. Before this study, I was surprised by the lack of literature on municipal tree conservation, especially regarding policy and associated resource costs. Fiscal and demographic factors explain some policy discrepancies but not all. Circumstantial indicators may not reveal differences owing to local cultural history. For a broad examination of Southern Ontario's municipal tree conservation, this study traces the regional rise of humans to local trends among organized tree efforts. After an analysis of literary materials and purposive communications, this study affirms that critical problems persist throughout Southern Ontario's local tree conservation. This report closes with recommendations for place-based policy directives and future research.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject tree conservation
dc.subject municipal tree conservation
dc.subject tree planting
dc.subject tree protection
dc.subject stewardship practices
dc.subject Southern Ontario
dc.subject policy
dc.title Municipal tree conservation in Southern Ontario
dc.type Major paper
dc.degree.programme Rural Planning and Development
dc.degree.name Master of Science
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development
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