Introduce your students to Professor Pricklethorn and learn about the secret lives of trees. Through his green coloured lenses they will see beyond the bark and appreciate trees in a much different light.
The Professor will help you discover the many benefits that can be gained by planting the right trees and providing proper care for trees in our towns and cities.
As an Internationally certified arborist, and self professed arborfessor, Professor Pricklethorn will show you why trees are just not a piece of green landscape furniture.
You will soon learn why the urban tree is the most underrated and overlooked life-enhancing natural resource on this TREEmendous planet of ours. Trees are the ultimate environmental workhorse.
By the time the Professor gets to the roots of the topic, you’ll be singing, “Give trees a chance.”
So just who is this Professor Elwood Pricklethorn Fella?
* Graduate, Humber College Horticulture & Arboriculture Diploma
* 2013 recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture – Ontario Chapter’s “Maple Leaf Award”. *Awarded to individuals who have provided exceptional energy, leadership and commitment to promoting and improving arboriculture and urban forestry for more than 10 years.
* ISA certified arborist since 1994 (certification number: ON0299)
* Member, International Society of Arboriculture (Ontario Chapter)
* Mentor: Toronto Distict School Board's "One on One" Program
* City of Toronto Park Supervisor, Toronto Island
* Director, Canadian TREE Fund since 2005
* 11 time "Stihl Tour des Trees" rider, raising over $50,000 for research and education programs to benefit urban trees
* 5 time "Acorns of Hope" rider, bringing trees and arbor awareness to coastal Louisiana
* Enthusiastic supporter of reTREEt America.
* An all-round awesome guy who cares about trees and wants everyone else to understand and care about them too :-)