Professor Pricklethorne bio

ABOUT

So, just who is this Professor Elwood Pricklethorn fella?

  • Graduate, Humber College Horticulture & Arboriculture Diploma, 1979 - 1982
     

  • 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

     

  • 2014 recipient of the International TREE Fund's - "TREE Fund Volunteer of The Year Award" 
     

  • International Society of Arboriculture, "Certified Arborist", since 1994 (Certification NO. ON-0299)
     

  • Member, International Society of Arboriculture - Ontario Chapter - *Member of the Education Committee
     

  • 2017 recipient of the Art Gay Community Service Award - Toronto Island
     

  • Director,  Canadian TREE Fund, since 2005,  (Educational / Special Events Lead)
     

  • 18 X "Tour des Trees" rider, raising over $90K for research and education programs to benefit urban trees
     

  • Tour des Trees Educational Outreach Presenter since 2011
     

  • 5-time "Acorns of Hope" rider, bringing trees and arbor awareness to coastal Louisiana
     

  • Contracted with Toronto District School Board "External Presenter Program"
     

  • City of Toronto Park Supervisor, on beautiful Toronto Island, circa 1999
     

  • Author of Professor Pricklethorn's Workbook, Junior & Senior Edition, and "True Tree Crimes"
     

  • An all-round TREEmendous guy who cares about trees and wants others to understand them and care about them, too!