Quincy Planting Goal Progress:
Last Updated: January 22, 2024
Am I In The Zone?
Meet Your Local Foresters:
Education: B.S. Forestry, University of Vermont (2022)
Experience: While studying at the University of Vermont for my degree in forestry, I worked for the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative for several seasons and collected forest health data throughout New England. I started working for the DCR in May of 2022 as a Forestry Assistant until accepting the Quincy Forester 1 position.
Interests: Backpacking, fishing, rock climbing, archery
Favorite Tree & Reason: My favorite tree is the Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis). They have unique corky bark structure, berries that provide food to a variety of wildlife, and are extremely hardy in urban environments. They are fast growing, make excellent large shade trees, and bring a little bit of everything to the table!
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!