Am I In The Zone?
Meet Your Local Foresters:
Education: B.S. Natural Resources Conservation, University of Massachusetts- Amherst.
Experience: Prior experience as the Forestry Assistant in Brockton’s Greening the Gateway Cities Program where I developed skills in community engagement, tree planting, identification, maintenance and site selection on residential and large-scale commercial/public properties. I’ve also completed various Continuing Education programs focused on Urban & Community Forestry and Tree Care.
Interests: Getting active outdoors! Primarily hiking, mountain biking, skiing and more recently, kayaking. I also grew up playing sports and really enjoy pick-up basketball, softball and golf.
Favorite Tree: My favorite tree would have to be the Tuliptree (Liriodendron tulipifera). I’m really drawn to the size and beauty of mature Tuliptrees. They’re a statement tree that grow quickly, some specimen tower over 100 feet tall. They develop yellow, tulip-like flowers throughout the canopy in the spring. In the fall, the uniquely shaped leaves turn a beautiful gold color. The size makes it a great shade tree, it’s flowers support local pollinators and foliage draws attention in any landscape.
Education: B.S. Parks, Recreation, and Eco-Tourism and Masters in Business and Administration
Experience: Formerly a National Park Ranger serving in Acadia National Park and the Ozark National Scenic Water Ways in Missouri. Worked seasonally for DCR for several years before taking this position in Brockton
Interests: Anything outdoors!
Favorite Tree & Reason: I would have to choose the Copper Beech (Fagus sylvatica). Besides having fond memories of spending countless hours climbing my neighbor’s Copper Beech, these trees are majestic when they reach a mature height. With a copper color leaf with hints of purple and green, the leaves are unique and complement any yard.