Holyoke Planting Goal Progress:
Last Updated: August 21, 2023
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Meet Your Local Foresters:
Education: M.S. in Urban Forestry at Oregon State University; B.S. in Horticulture at University of Vermont.
Experience: Municipal forestry in Oregon; Utility forestry in California; Public gardens in Colorado and California; Organic farming in Massachusetts and Maine.
Interests: Music, hiking, cycling, running, growing vegetables, spending time with friends.
Favorite tree & reason: Northern Red Oak (Quercus rubra) because it is strong, provides habitat for critters, and is a classic and beautiful player in the New England landscape.
Education: B.S. Environmental Management, Indiana University – 2014
M.S. Project Management and Operations, SNHU – 2023
Experience: ISA Certified Arborist with a background in managing tree planting contracts in NYC, Detroit, and Massachusetts. The most rewarding part of the job is seeing properties before and after new trees have been planted. I also enjoy touring tree nurseries to select unique species for community plantings.
Interests: Hiking new trails, growing native plants in my yard, and spending time out on the water.
Favorite Tree: Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica) has deep green glossy leaves that turn a bright scarlet red in the fall.