Springfield Planting Goal Progress:
Last Updated: January 22, 2024
Am I In The Zone?
Meet Your Local Foresters:
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.
Through our tree advocacy efforts, ReGreen Springfield has collaborated with businesses, community organizations, educational partners and government agencies to promote the reforestation of Springfield, improve growing conditions for trees and engage new allies in tree care and monitoring, education and citizen science. We realize that the strength of our city is found in the neighborhoods. The Greening the Gateway Program is one of our most important neighborhood engagement and greening programs. With this as the foundation for our work, we have embarked on an effort to ‘regreen’ the city… one tree at at time. You can learn more by visiting regreenspringfield.org.