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James McCready, President of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest, Chair of the Regional Forest Health Network, a program forester with Tree Canada, and owner of McCready Tree & Forestry Consulting has been named a True Professional of Arboriculture for 2013 by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The EOMF would like to congratulate Jim on this remarkable achievement and well-deserved award!  Excerpts from ISA`s news release follows.

The True Professional recognition program honors arborists and tree care professionals for their positive impact on the industry in and around their communities and the world. ISA President Terrence Flanagan honored McCready at a ceremony on Monday, August 5th in Toronto, as part of the ISA Annual Conference and Trade Show, August 3rd—7th, 2013.

"McCready promotes ISA's best practices for urban trees and urban forestry across the landscape," says Flanagan. "Even in his retirement, McCready is not slowing down. He encourages the growth of healthy trees across Eastern Ontario, fosters tree planting projects with Tree Canada, and drives the development of the Regional Forest Health Network."

After nearly 30 years with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, McCready now regularly volunteers his expertise as a registered professional forester and ISA Certified Arborist. McCready is known as the "Town Arborist" in Carleton Place, offering free consultation because there is no city funding to pay staff for the proper care of urban trees.

"This recognition from an international organization has taken awhile to sink in," says McCready. "ISA stands for the promotion of good arboriculture practices for urban trees and urban forestry. I try to carry out the ISA message by working with groups and individuals who have a love of trees, but lack the knowledge to care for them."

Published in EOMF General News
Tuesday, 27 August 2013 07:20

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