Guy Shelemy (Gy Shell-le-may) is recognized as a "troubleshooter" and a "go to guy" within Manitoba's arborist community. He is increasingly sought out as a consultant and treatment specialist with the unique experience of spending a lifetime working with trees.
These are trees he planted at four years old with his father and grandfather (an orchardist from Ukraine) which he maintains to this day on his families property in St. Andrews, Manitoba. He eventually worked in silviculture and spent six years working on reforestation projects across western Canada. Returning home, Shelemy completed the Arborist Training Program at the University of Manitoba. He also completed the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Landscape Pesticide programs at Assiniboine Community College.
Shelemy is an ISA Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Similar to other professions, ISA Certified Arborists must have previous experience in arboriculture, pass written exams, follow a code of ethics and maintain their certification through continuous professional development endorsed by the International Society of Arboriculture.
Living in his rural "micro-forest" provides Shelemy the opportunity to witness the long term effects of actions upon trees and research cost effective solutions to correct problems. One of the outcomes has been the development of a professional treatment that is injected into the root zone of a woody plant and results in noticeable growth just 12 growing weeks after application.
Did you know?
- Shelemy is a twice graduate from the University of Winnipeg with several specializations from both the Communications and Management Studies Professional Development Programs.
- In the "off season" Shelemy used to work as a professional vocalist and actor. He appeared in several locally filmed movies and as the "Cambrian man" for a Cambrian Credit Union television commercial.
- Shelemy is active in his local community as a part-time transit driver for Selkirk Mobility. He also assists with a local support program for individuals who have lost a spouse through, death, divorce or separation.