Fall River Planting Goal Progress:
Last Updated: January 22, 2024
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Meet Your Local Foresters:
Education: B.S. Forest Resources Production and Management at Humboldt State University
Experience: 24 years in Forestry, ISA Certified Arborist
Interests: The great outdoors, wildlife, hiking, fishing, sailing and cross-country skiing
Favorite Tree & Reason: White Pine, also known as the King’s Pine. A majestic tree with species throughout regions of North America and Asia, renowned for its strength, a symbol of endurance.
Education: M.S. Environmental Conservation, UMass Amherst (2021); B.S. Environmental Science, University of New England (2015).
Experience: ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. I began working with the GGCP in 2015 and after a few years I left to pursue my M.S. at UMass Amherst where I studied municipal arboriculture and wrote my thesis on teaching people to prune trees. After graduating I worked for the Cornell Cooperative Extension helping the city of Syracuse and surrounding communities of Central New York improve their urban forestry practices.
Interests: Backpacking, Vegetables, Tree Climbing, Star Trek
Favorite Tree: Tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) always gets me excited. It is one of the tallest trees that thrives in the urban environment, and I think every community should have a few towering trees!
Fall River Partners:
Fall River Street Tree Planting Program FRSTPP
Incorporated as a non-profit in 2000, the FRSTPP is a citizen volunteer group which believes in the importance of an urban tree canopy in a city rich with natural resources. In the last twenty years, volunteer Tree Stewards have planted more than 2,000 trees and forged relationships with committed municipal leaders. As a result of the city’s inclusion in the Greening the Gateway Cities Program since 2015, neighborhoods in Fall River are reaping the benefits of additional tree plantings and educational programs. While awaiting the formation of a citywide Tree Commission for care and pruning, we continue to cultivate our own Tree Farm and new outreach initiatives, and to develop our vision of a sustainable program in collaboration with city and community partners. Please join us! www.frstpp.org