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  1. 1. Xin (Will) Zhou 100 Harrison Garden Blvd, Suite 1107 North York, Ontario M2N 0C2 Career Objective: To use my practical and professional forestry knowledge to create an efficient and cost- effective approach to solve real world problems. Work Experience Tree Protection Plan Review, Parks, Forestry & Recreation, the City of Toronto March / 2016 – Present Forestry Data Collector • Created list and map of addresses with potential contravention through TMMS for tree inspection • Inspected sites with any potential (tree-related) violation to the city’s tree by-law • Collected information at site when contravention (tree removal etc.) was detected • Reported to arborist inspector if there is a contravention at inspected site Urban Forestry Renewal, Parks, Forestry & Recreation, the City of Toronto January / 2015 – March / 2016 Forestry Data Collector • Input data and investigation note through TMMS • Created Google maps to show inspection sites in the city • Identify potential planting sites and select suitable tree species for the site • Processed Locates for residential sites during tree planting season • Organized planting packages for contractors during tree planting season • Inspected quality of contractors’ work after planting season • Selected diverse tree species as replacement tree based on site condition and residents’ reference • Communicate with homeowners and provide information relates to tree planting and replacement Davey Resource Group, Davey Tree Expert Company of Canada May / 2014 – November Inventory Arborist • Inspected city-owned trees for any winter hazard and damage (broken branches, crack, and stub etc.) • Assessed overall health condition for city-owned trees • Identified potential planting sites for future planting • Collected tree data through ArcPad on laptop Sustainability Office, Toronto District School Board, Toronto, Ontario April / 2013 - January / 2014 Ash tree management specialist • Inspected ash trees for signs of infestation and developed criteria for choosing which trees to inoculate • Trained and supervised two interns in collecting ash trees data through Neighbourwoods spreadsheet at 480 school sites • Played a central role in conducting a comprehensive assessment in ash management plan • Built new GIS maps and created tree inventories for 460 schools to make an efficient and accurate ash tree injection schedule over a wide geographic area • Built a new tree database to serve tree inspection and maintenance for ground crew • Communicated with regional operation crew and manager to report ash tree injection and removal Rob Simon Consulting Inc. Markham, Ontario February / 2013 - March / 2013 Consultant • Translated into Chinese handouts and posters of Emerald Ash Borer treatment and urban forestry plans for community meetings • Facilitated discussion at community meetings, answering people’s questions about the EAB infestation and the plan for treatment as part of the City of Markham’s overall forestry plan and actions
  2. 2. Facilities & Services, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario June / 2012 - September / 2012 Tree inspector and model designer • Collected ash trees data and updated tree inventories for University of Toronto and Harbord Village Resident Association • Built GIS maps for both the University and the Residents’ Association • Designed Emerald Ash Borer Management Program to evaluate tree risk level, EAB condition, Tree health condition, and overall value of trees • Worked in a team and wrote 20-year Urban forest Management Plan for St George Campus, University of Toronto Dong Huan Real Estate Company, Kunming/Yunnan. China June / 2007 - August / 2007 Sales consultant • Provided consultation to help potential clients to choose apartments • Read and explained apartment designs and drawings to clients • Collected data and analyzed real estate market condition Education Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto January / 2013 MasterDegree - Master of Forest Conservation Toronto, Ontario, Canada. An intensive 16-month interdisciplinary program, which includes social, economic, and ecological facets of forest conservation and management. And urban forest management and protection York University May / 2011 Certificate - Pre-Graduate Preparation Program York Region, Ontario, Canada. 9-month program to provide academic training for graduate study Huazhong Agricultural University June / 2010 Bachelor Degree - Plant Protection Wuhan, Hubei, China. 4-year program, and main subjects were entomology, microbiology, and plant pathology Skills • ISA Certified Arborist (Certification Number: ON-1822A) • Arborist report: tree assessment (health, value, location, species), protection, and management • City of Toronto tree protection by-law • ArcGIS (Geographic Information System) • TMMS (database software) • Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers (CTLA Approach – tree value assessment) • Ontario Class “G” Driver’s License • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) • Bilingual Proficiency: Chinese (Mandarin) – Native; English – Second Language • Occupational Health and Safety Act • Toronto Public Service Mission, Values and Ethics Guide • Problem-solving and decision-making skills • Neighbourwoods Protocol (Tree Inventory) • First Aid and CPR Certificate • i-Tree Streets • Arcpad (hand held device)
  3. 3. Awards/Achievements • Admission Fellowship Funding – September / 2011 Provided by Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto • Honor Student – May / 2011 Top five students of Pre-Graduate Preparation Program are eligible for this award. York University • Excellent volunteers of University – October / 2008 Top 30 volunteers in Huazhong Agricultural University are eligible for this award Volunteer Work Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests (LEAF), Toronto, Ontario EAB Ambassador July / 2011 - Present • Participated public education and activities about EAB management and treatment • Offered information and knowledge of urban forest management The Student Practice Department at Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, Hubei Associate Chair June / 2007 - June / 2008 • Organized volunteer activities both in the campus and off-campus • Publicized Chinese Youth Volunteers Association, and recruited volunteers to participate in activities • Wrote monthly and annual report of volunteer activities Chinese Youth Volunteers Association, Wuhan, Hubei, China Chinese Youth Volunteer September / 2006 - May / 2007 • Helped children with disability in a special elementary school in Qingshan District, Wuhan References:Available upon request