New Bedford Planting Goal Progress:
Last Updated: January 19, 2023
Am I In The Zone?
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!