Salem Planting Goal Progress:
Am I In The Zone?
Meet Your Local Foresters:
Education: Natural Resources Management focus on Forestry, Umass Amherst 2005
Experience: Been with the GGCP since 2014, for 10 planting seasons, and was the planting program’s first Forestry Assistant! Supervised trail crew maintenance and planting crews for 10+ years in cities & county parks, and has worked coastal restoration projects.
Interests: Travel, Live music and tree-tography
Favorite Tree & Reason: Japanese Pagodatree (Styphnolobium japoinicum) for their majestic form and wide spreading canopy.
Education: Bachelor’s in Natural Resource Conservation with a concentration in Forest Management, UMASS 2014
Experience: Started working with DCR in Amherst assisting various management and service forestry projects, then worked one season as a Laborer on the Chelsea tree planting crew. Worked for two years as the Forestry Assistant at the Asian Longhorned Beetle Reforestation program. In 2017, became a Forester for the GGCP in Lynn and have been here since, totaling 11 planting seasons.
Interests: Backcountry snowboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, and anything else to take me up mountains and get me out into the wilderness.
Favorite Tree: Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa) It is a long lived tree that will leave an impact when open grown. It is also rather urban tolerant and can leave a lasting impression for years after it is planted.