Doug Embree

Nova Scotia Forestry Hall of Fame - Doug Embree

Inducted in 2004

Graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a bachelor of Science in Forestry in 1959. He then went on to earn a Masters of Forestry from State University in New York in 1951 and a Doctorate from Ohio Sate University in 1960. He spent his career as a forest entomologist with the Canadian Forest Service. He was Program Director of Technical Services at the Maritime Forest Research Center from 1979 - 1989. A highlite of his career was working on the successful biocontrol of winter moth in both Nova Scotia and British Columbia. He is also credited with refining techniques for the production of balsam fir Christmas trees in Lunenburg County. In recognition of this work he was made a Life Member of the Lunenburg Christmas Tree Growers Association. Throughout his career he was fostered, improved and enhanced the transfer of research information from researchers to foresters.

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