Lowell Planting Goal Progress:
Last Updated: August 21, 2023
Am I In The Zone?
Meet Your Local Foresters:
Education: Bachelor of Science in Forestry with a concentration in Urban Forestry from University of Massachusetts Amherst, Associate of Science in Arboriculture and Park Management from Stockbridge School of Agriculture.
Experience: ISA certified Arborist. Member of the International Society of Arboriculture and the Massachusetts Arborists Association. Has worked for the Department of Conservation and Recreation since 2004 in various roles and locations including park ranger at the Wachusett Reservoir, Wompatuck State Park, and Walden Pond, and as a Forester in Worcester. Nate was born in Lowell and has spent most of his life living and working in the Greater Lowell area. Currently working in Haverhill and Lowell as a Forester for the GGCP, since 2016.
Interests: Outdoor adventures, traveling, finding awesome trees, and my rescue dog Nugget.
Favorite Tree & Reason: Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum). I love the orange red peeling bark.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Forestry with Minor in Wildlife Conservation Biology, University of New Hampshire; Associates of Science, Forest Technology, University of New Hampshire.
Experience: Began working with the DCR in 2017, after receiving degree at UNH and working for 4 years in the Department of Woodlands and Natural Areas as a Forest Technician. Worked with the Rockingham County Conservation District as a technician, on projects such as invasive species control at Odiorne State Park in Rye, NH. Also worked as a Utility Forester with Eversource, and spent nearly 4 years with Exxon Mobil as an equipment operator and vegetation control specialist. ISA certified Arborist.
Interests: Arboriculture, Forestry, Gardening, Science and Mechanics.
Favorite Tree: European Copper beech (Fagus sylvatica) because of its grand size and burgundy foliage. Mature Copper beech are magnificent landscape specimens that are slow growing and have often witnessed hundreds of years of history.
Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust
LP&CT was founded in 1990 by residents with a vision to protect the natural resources upon which the city of Lowell was built. LP&CT provides conservation leadership and programs which focus on four major areas: land protection, stewardship, environmental education, and special places. Since 1995, we have planted thousands of trees throughout Lowell in partnership with the city and a variety of other agencies. We’re excited that GGCP will provide the resources we need to engage residents to help us dramatically increase our impact on Lowell’s urban canopy.