Each year the Eastern Ontario Model Forest presents the Ross Silversides Forestry Award to an individual(s) in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the vision and sustainable forestry in Eastern Ontario.

The Ross Silversides Forestry Award recipients for 2019 are Barbara Boysen, RPF and Rose Fleguel. Both are well known throughout the forestry community for their individual contributions to tree conservation and for the many projects they have worked on together in partnership. Throughout Barb’s career, she has maintained her steady focus on helping to preserve and restore the genetics of our key afforestation species (such as white pine), and more unique threatened

species (such as butternut, elm, and now ash). Rose is known throughout forestry circles as the butternut expert. Whenever inquiries are made to government agencies regarding issues with butternut, it is usually a very short time before the words “perhaps you should contact Rose Fleguel” are mentioned.
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