Worcester Planting Goal Progress:
Last Updated: August 21, 2023
Am I In The Zone?
Meet Your Local Foresters:
Education: B.S. Geography/ B.A. Communications
Experience: Construction/ Farming/ Forest health. Massachusetts Arborists Association Certified Arborist.
Interests: Gardening, Sustainability, Travel, Cooking
Favorite Tree: Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata) because of the thick scrolls in a mature tree’s bark and the delicious nut.
Education: M.A. Ecological Design, The Conway School (2011); B.A. American Studies, Brandeis University (2005).
Experience: 7+ years of tree planting, recent member of the City of Cambridge’s Urban Forest Master Plan Task Force; former Greenhouse & Nursery Intern at the Arnold Arboretum; former board member of ReGreen Springfield; organic farming in Hawaii, CT, and MA.
Interests: Exploring wild places; learning about history and horticulture; plant-based food.
Favorite Tree & Reason: I first got interested in trees while farming in Hawaii, and always love thinking of the giant banyan trees I encountered (and climbed) there. I love the way their branches grow new roots and continuously explore new territory, growing the tree’s canopy larger and more complex. I also love planting swamp white oaks (Quercus bicolor) because of their beautiful leaves and bark, and for all the wildlife they support!