Chris is a plant biologist and forester who has dedicated over two decades to plant ecology research in addition to acquiring almost 20 years of experience in the garden center and florist sector. He graduated from Trent University with an Honours degree in plant biology and from Sir Sandford Flemming College with a diploma in Forestry. As an ecologist, Chris has been involved in many projects, large and small, from government directed natural resource management audits and climate change research with carbon sequestration in permafrost peatlands to natural vegetation restoration following disturbance. As an garden center and florist business owner in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, he has born witness to the tremendous change that has occurred in the horticulture industry over the past twenty years.

Using Green Roofs to Boost Biodiversity

How many roofs would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck roofs? The answer, to the best of my knowledge, is one. That slightly modified [...]  » Read More

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An Ecological Approach to Interiorscape ...

Pests are a symptom; they are not the root or the cause of plant decline. As any experienced plant professional will attest, sustainability is ou[...]  » Read More

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Are Moss Walls Really Real Green Walls?

Recently, albeit a little later than planned, I had the pleasure of meta-attending a Webinar presented by Joe Zazzera of Plant Solutions and ho[...]  » Read More

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Educating Children on Integrated Pest Ma...

Recently, while conducting a tour of a state-of-the-art 200,000 square foot glass house produce operation located above 45N latitude, one member [...]  » Read More

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Integrated Pest Management for Interiors...

On sun ship earth the arrival of spring means many things; all of which, one way or another, relate to axial precession. In our case, the Norther[...]  » Read More

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Interiorscaping: Seeing the Forest AND t...

WE ARE BORED in the city, there is no longer any Temple of the Sun. Ivan Chtcheglov, aka Gilles Ivain, penned the preceding  statement  in 1953[...]  » Read More

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