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The Plant a Trillion Trees Podcast

113 EpisodesProduced by Eva MonheimWebsite

The purpose of our podcast is to encourage tree planting and proper tree care for our urban forest which includes neighborhoods, parks, and other open spaces. We will also cover the importance of already established trees and their benefits. The show is hosted by Eva Monheim and Hal Rosner certified… read more

113 Episodes | 2020 - 2023

Episode 113 - Hugh Weldon is the Horticultural Manager at Villanova University.

January 25th, 2023

43:01

Hugh Weldon gained early knowledge of horticulture working on vegetable farms in Ireland – his home country. He earned a horticulture certificate …

Episode 112 - Mayor Tim Schultz is the first mayor to become a Tree Tender through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Tree Tender Program.

January 18th, 2023

35:44

Mayor Tim Schultz has been a resident of Hatboro for over 20 years. Devoted to his community, Tim has served in the capacity of Borough Historian, a …

Episode 111 - Ashley Miles is the Administrative Production Assistant at Ruppert Nurseries and Kelly Lewis is the General Manager of Ruppert Nurseries.

January 13th, 2023

52:02

Ashley Miles is the Administrative Production Assistant at Ruppert Nurseries and has held other positions such as In-House Salesperson and Inventory Manager. Ashley has been with Ruppert since 2013. She has a Bachelor …

Episode 110 - Jill Rose is the State Forest Pathologist with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry.

December 21st, 2022

52:21

Jill Rose is the State Forest Pathologist with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry since …

Episode 109 - Steve Shreiner is the president and founder of Shreiner Tree Care established in 1986.

December 13th, 2022

42:40

Steve Shreiner is the president and founder of Schreiner Tree Care established in 1986. He is a Master Arborist, and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. …

Episode 108 - Sir Tim Smit KBE 'discovered' and restored 'The Lost Gardens of Heligan' with John Nelson and is the founder of the Eden Project.

December 6th, 2022

1:00:46

Sir Tim Smit KBE (Knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Durham University. This began a …

Episode 107 - Nan Sterman is a California native, garden expert, garden designer, author, botanist, and award-winning communicator.

November 29th, 2022

53:46

Nan Sterman is a California native, garden expert, garden designer, author, botanist, and award-winning communicator. Nan has long been dedicated to the transformation of planted landscapes from overly thirsty and …

Episode 106 - Anthony Tresselt is a certified arborist, arboricultural safety consultant, trainer and 30 year student of arboriculture and tree climbing.

November 22nd, 2022

50:04

Anthony Tresselt is a certified arborist, arboricultural safety consultant, trainer, and 30-year student of arboriculture and tree climbing.  He is a …

Episode 105 - Andrew Bunting is Vice President of Horticulture at PHS (Pennsylvania Horticulture Society).

November 15th, 2022

46:42

Andrew Bunting is Vice President of Horticulture and leads the utilization of planting and design to promote environmentally sound gardening …

Episode 104 - Christy Rollinson is the Forest Ecologist at The Morton Arboretum.

November 9th, 2022

49:41

Christy Rollinson is the Forest Ecologist at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. As a research scientist, much of her work looks at how …

Episode 103 - Anelle Ammons is an ISA Certified Arborist® and ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist®.

November 2nd, 2022

37:38

Anelle Ammons is an ISA Certified Arborist® and ISA Certified Arborist Utility Specialist®. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the …

Episode 102 - John Mahoney oversees Street Tree Revival, an Urban Wood Recycling program founded by West Coast Arborists, Inc.

October 25th, 2022

40:07

At the intersection of power tools and creativity, John Mahoney found his niche – turning otherwise forgotten urban green waste into dazzling works …

Episode 101 - Tahia Devissher is a Banting Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Forestry.

October 18th, 2022

51:14

Tahia Devissher is a Banting Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Forestry. She studies how to manage …

Special Edition - Episode 100 - Mike Toffan is the founder and Executive Director of Project Forest.

October 11th, 2022

1:02:17

Mike Toffan is the founder and Executive Director of Project Forest.  In October of 2020, Project Forest launched with a mission to create a community of environmentally responsible businesses with a unified mission to …

Episode 99 - Theo Hooker is co-founder of Cambium Carbon, a climate tech company that builds local supply chains across the country.

October 4th, 2022

41:03

Theo Hooker is a systems thinker and nature-based solutions champion based in Washington, DC. He is passionate about cultivating businesses that are …

Episode 98 - Brice Dorwart is an ISA-certified arborist and utility specialist for Davey Resource Group.

September 27th, 2022

52:42

Brice Dorwart is an ISA-certified arborist and utility specialist. He has worked for the last 11 years with Davey Resource Group, on a utility vegetation management contract with a major power company in Pennsylvania. …

Episode 97 - Heather Andrews is a published author, photographer, and speaker.

September 20th, 2022

50:33

Heather Andrews is a published author, photographer, and speaker who routinely works with homeowners and businesses to create sustainable native …

Episode 96 - David Barmon is owner of Epilogue LLC, a small-scale sawmill business just South of Portland Oregon.

September 13th, 2022

54:12

David Barmon is owner of Epilogue LLC, a small-scale sawmill business just South of Portland Oregon. He co-owned Fiddlehead LLC, a Portland, Oregon-based landscape construction company for 15 years. David has milled …

Episode 95 - Glenn Eck is the manager of grounds and urban horticulture at Temple University in Philadelphia

September 6th, 2022

46:50

Glenn Eck has been in the horticulture and landscape industry since 1985. He was fortunate to receive a foundation of education and training through …

Episode 94 - Michael Dunn is an innovative Urban Forest Manager and Consulting Arborist.

August 30th, 2022

45:27

Michael Dunn is an innovative Urban Forest Manager and Consulting Arborist with a passion for progressive problem-solving of environmental issues and …

Episode 93 - Michael Thiele founded Apis Arborea to preserve the life and resiliency of honeybees through Wilding.

August 25th, 2022

44:00

Michael Joshin Thiele’s pioneering approach to apiculture and honeybee conservation has appeared in national and international magazines, books, and …

Episode 92 - Dr. Ed Gilman is a professor emeritus from the University of Florida and is principal at Wood Architecture, Inc.

August 16th, 2022

45:44

Dr. Ed Gilman is a professor emeritus from the University of Florida and is a principal at Wood Architecture, Inc.

His 35 years in academia and the green industry have led him to write the Illustrated Guide to Pruning, …

Episode 91 - Kevin Martin is the Head of Tree Collections at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

August 9th, 2022

53:13

Kevin Martin is the Head of Tree Collections at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, having joined in 2012. In his role, he is charged with the curation …

Episode 90 - Dr. Clint Springer is an associate professor of biology at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

August 2nd, 2022

54:54

Dr. Clint Springer is an associate professor of biology at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Clint is also the director of the …

Episode 89 - Sophie Nitoslawski is passionate about finding ways to better integrate trees and green infrastructure into the fabric of our cities.

July 26th, 2022

39:16

Sophie Nitoslawski is passionate about finding ways to better integrate trees and green infrastructure into the fabric of our cities. Her research centers on the intersection of smart communities and urban forest …

Episode 88 - Neil Hendrickson worked for Bartlett Tree Research Labs where he served as their Northeast Technical Specialist for over twenty years.

July 20th, 2022

52:16

Neil Hendrickson worked for Bartlett Tree Research Labs where he served as their Northeast Technical Specialist for over twenty years before his retirement in 2019.  Neil is a New Jersey Licensed Tree Expert and …

Episode 87 - Cliff Drouet is a Forester with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement(OSMRE) which is a federal agency under the Department of the Interior.

July 12th, 2022

52:15

Cliff Drouet is a Forester with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement(OSMRE) which is a federal agency under the Department of the Interior. Cliff is working with the Appalachian Regional …

Episode 86 - Tom Kimmerer is a scientist, author, and photographer.

July 6th, 2022

49:12

Tom Kimmerer is a scientist, author, and photographer.  He is a consulting forest scientist, working with landowners and with other scientists and …

Episode 85 - Tavis Dockwiller is the founder, principal, and guiding influence of Viridian Landscape Studio.

June 28th, 2022

45:43

As the founder, principal, and guiding influence of Viridian Landscape Studio, Tavis Dockwiller leads a team that works every day to make sure they leave more than they take – and have fun while they're doing it. Her …

Episode 84 - Eliza Greenman is a tree crops specialist, horticultural historian and agroforestry practitioner living in Northern Virginia.

June 21st, 2022

40:58

Eliza Greenman is a tree crops specialist, horticultural historian, and agroforestry practitioner living in Northern Virginia. Her passion is in …

Episode 83 - Ian Hanou is a trees and technology-loving entrepreneur with 20 years of private sector experience.

June 14th, 2022

50:12

Ian Hanou is a trees and technology-loving entrepreneur with 20 years of private sector experience. He earned a B.S. in Forest Management and GIS …

Episode 82 - Douglas Meney is the Director of Horticulture with the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC).

May 24th, 2022

48:44

Douglas Meney is the Director of Horticulture with the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), a position he has held since 2014. Mr. Meney …

Episode 81 - Amanda Benner is a Principal Program Manager for Vegetation Management at PECO, an Exelon Company.

May 17th, 2022

41:30

Amanda Benner is a Principal Program Manager for Vegetation Management at PECO, an Exelon Company, and lives in Philadelphia. Prior to joining the electric utility, she held non-profit leadership positions at the …

Episode 80 - Dan Herms is Vice President of Research and Development for The Davey Tree Expert Company.

May 10th, 2022

45:15

Dan Herms is Vice President of Research and Development for The Davey Tree Expert Company.  Prior to joining Davey, Herms served on the faculty in …

Episode 79 - Anthony (Tony) Aiello is Associate Director of Conservation, Plant Breeding, and Collections at Longwood Gardens.

May 3rd, 2022

36:05

Anthony (Tony) Aiello is Associate Director of Conservation, Plant Breeding, and Collections at Longwood Gardens, where he participates in tree …

Episode 78 - Zhaohua (Cindy) Cheng is a Ph.D. candidate in urban forestry at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

April 25th, 2022

37:52

Zhaohua (Cindy) Cheng is a Ph.D. candidate in urban forestry at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She has over five years of experience in …

Episode 77 - Edward (Ned) Sibley Barnard is the author of New York City Trees, Central Park Entire, and Philadelphia Trees.

April 19th, 2022

50:44

Edward (Ned) Sibley Barnard was for 17 years senior staff editor and managing editor of Reader’s Digest General Books, where he oversaw the …

Episode 76 - Erica Smith Fichman is Community Forestry Manager at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

April 11th, 2022

52:45

Erica Smith Fichman has spent her career connecting people with plants.  As the Community Forestry Manager at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, she is the project lead for the Philly Tree Plan.  Erica also supervises …

Episode 75 - Joe Hansen is the Urban Forester for the City of Park Ridge, Illinois.

April 4th, 2022

56:12

Joe Hansen is an ISA Certified Arborist Municipal Specialist, Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ), and holds numerous certifications through the …

Episode 74 - Steve Blaes is a certified arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture and is trained in Tree Risk Assessment (TRAQ).

March 28th, 2022

47:33

Steve Blaes holds degrees in sustainable horticulture and environmental science and has over 20 years of experience in the green industry. He has …

Episode 73 - Jake Handley is an ISA certified arborist and works for Asheville Arborists in North Carolina.

March 20th, 2022

43:56

Jake Handley was born in San Luis Obispo, California, and grew up in Eustis Florida where he received a bachelor’s degree in art history from the …

Episode 72 - Dana Dentice is a Trees Program Manager and an ISA-certified arborist at PHS.

March 14th, 2022

45:02

Dana Dentice is a Trees Program Manager and an ISA-certified arborist at PHS. She leads the Tree Tenders program (with now nearly 6000 graduates) to empower citizens to protect and expand tree canopy in communities …

Episode 71 - Jeffrey Ling is an ISA certified arborist, registered consulting arborist, and senior consulting arborist in the state of Indiana.

March 5th, 2022

51:11

Jeffrey Ling is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist, registered consulting arborist, and senior consulting arborist in …

Episode 70 - Jan Johnsen is a principal of the award-winning Johnsen Landscapes & Pools in New York.

February 26th, 2022

44:37

Jan Johnsen is a principal of the award-winning Johnsen Landscapes & Pools in New York, and an admired garden designer and author. She was the …

Episode 69 - David Bengston Ph.D. is an Environmental Futurist and Social Scientist with the Strategic Foresight Group of the Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service.

February 18th, 2022

52:58

Dr. David Bengston is an Environmental Futurist and Social Scientist with the Strategic Foresight Group of the Northern Research Station, USDA Forest …

Episode 68 - Nathan (Nate) Shampine, CERP, is Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands Manager.

February 11th, 2022

46:26

Nate Shampine, CERP, is Mt. Cuba Center’s Natural Lands Manager responsible for implementing land conservation practices and developing healthy and …

Episode 67 - Brian “BK” Koehler has been the director of the Park Maintenance Institute since early 2020.

February 4th, 2022

50:18

Brian “BK” Koehler has been the director of the Park Maintenance Institute since early 2020. BK holds degrees in Business Administration (BS), Parks …

Episode 66 - Linda Langelo is a Colorado State University Extension, Horticulture Agent.

January 28th, 2022

52:59

Linda Langelo is a Colorado State University Extension, Horticulture Agent. The five counties under her care are in Northeast Colorado. In 2020, a …

Episode 65 - Melissa Custic is the Operations Manager for the Chicago Region Trees Initiative.

January 16th, 2022

43:35

Melissa Custic manages the Chicago Region Trees Initiative (CRTI). The CRTI is a collaboration of regional partners working together to improve the …

Episode 64 - Amber Grant is a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in the Environmental Applied Science and Management program at X* University (formerly known as Ryerson University).

January 8th, 2022

44:18

Amber Grant is a Ph.D. Candidate (ABD) in the Environmental Applied Science and Management program at X* University (formerly known as Ryerson University). Her doctoral research focuses on examining environmental …

Episode 63 - William Fuchs is the Head Gardener at Andalusia Historic House, Gardens, and Arboretum.

December 13th, 2021

40:34

William Fuchs is the Head Gardener at Andalusia Historic House, Gardens, and Arboretum. William has worked in several positions at Andalusia over the last 22 years including 14 years as the Head Gardener. William came …

Episode 62 - Mohamed M. Hassona is the Head Horticulturist at the Qur'anic Botanic Garden, the Qatar Foundation in Ar-Rayyan, Qatar.

December 6th, 2021

51:13

Mohamed M. Hassona is the Head Horticulturist at the Qur'anic Botanic Garden, the Qatar Foundation in Ar-Rayyan, Qatar.

Hassona joined the Foundation …

Episode 61 - Josh Behounek is the Business Development Manager with Davey Resource Group.

November 26th, 2021

42:08

Josh Behounek is the Business Development Manager with Davey Resource Group. Josh started his career as an inventory arborist working on many large-scale street tree inventories across the country. He then transferred …

Episode 60 - Katie Dubow is president of Garden Media Group, a second-generation women-owned and run public relations firm specializing in the green industry.

November 15th, 2021

45:24

Katie Dubow is president at Garden Media Group, a women-owned and run public relations firm specializing in the home and garden industry. Author of the annual Garden Trends Report, Dubow travels the world scouting and …

Episode 59 - Special Edition with Jason Lubar in light of the recent tornados that have ravaged our Mid-Atlantic Region.

November 8th, 2021

52:17

Jason Lubar has been employed at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania as the Associate Director of Urban Forestry for over twenty years. His career has focused on educating a wide audience about trees and …

Episode 58 - Tom Knezick is the General Manager of Pinelands Nursery & Supply.

October 25th, 2021

48:27

Tom Knezick is the General Manager of Pinelands Nursery & Supply.  He became interested in the agricultural and the nursery industry as a child …

Episode 57 - Megan Barstow is the Conservation Officer at Botanic Gardens Conservation International.

October 11th, 2021

50:06

Megan Barstow is the Conservation Officer at Botanic Gardens Conservation International. She began her career as a Global Tree Search Intern, compiling species lists of trees and their country-level distributions …

Episode 56 - Neil Pederson is a Senior Ecologist at the Harvard Forest.

October 4th, 2021

47:53

Neil Pederson is a Senior Ecologist at the Harvard Forest who studies the dynamics and long-term development of forests from individual trees to …

Episode 55 - Jennifer Santoro is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment (GEV) at Villanova University.

September 27th, 2021

46:35

Jennifer Santoro is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and the Environment (GEV) at Villanova University, where she teaches courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Environmental …

Episode 54 - Dr. Allison Brown is a faculty member at Delaware Valley University where she teaches Biology.

September 20th, 2021

41:38

Allison Brown holds a Ph.D. in Botany from the University of California, Davis where her research focused on the significance of mycorrhizal fungi in …

Episode 53 - Susan Day is a Professor of Urban Forestry in the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

September 13th, 2021

45:44

Susan Downing Day is a Professor of Urban Forestry in the Department of Forest Resources Management at the University of British Columbia in …

Episode 52 - Ari Miller is the director of design at Hinge Collective in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

September 6th, 2021

42:26

Ari Miller is the director of design at Hinge Collective, a public interest design firm that puts community engagement and public participation at …

Episode 51 - Bill Logan (William Bryant Logan) is founder and president of the Brooklyn-based tree company Urban Arborists.

August 30th, 2021

45:05

Bill Logan (William Bryant Logan) has spent the last five decades living with trees, as a writer, arborist, and teacher, first in coastal California and the Sierra Nevada, then for the last thirty years in the …

Episode 50 - Dr. Tony Kendle works for the Eden Project International which works on developments throughout the United Kingdom and around the world.

August 23rd, 2021

41:19

Dr. Tony Kendle is a horticulturist, educator, and researcher. He is the co-author of Urban Nature Conservation: Landscape Management in the Urban …

Episode 49 - Pandora Young and Scott Wade are both from Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

August 9th, 2021

55:38

Pandora Young is a Senior Horticulturist working in Longwood Garden's Outdoor Landscapes since 2005. The areas under her care are Peirce’s Park, a …

Episode 48 - Sara Fern Fitzsimmons is the Director of Restoration for The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) at Penn State University (PSU)

August 2nd, 2021

43:43

Sara Fern Fitzsimmons has worked with The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) at Penn State University (PSU) since 2003, assisting chestnut growers and researchers throughout the Appalachian Mountains.  Born and raised …

Episode 47 - John Holback is an open space technician for Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in Los Altos, California.

July 26th, 2021

44:29

John Holback’s environmental experience started as a child helping his dad cut invasive vines from the trees in the woods around their home. He …

Episode 46 - Corey Bassett is a Ph.D. student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

July 19th, 2021

40:36

Corey Bassett is a Ph.D. student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where she is researching urban forest …

Episode 45 - Dr. Jun Yang is a Professor in the Department of Earth System Science at Tsinghua University, China.

July 12th, 2021

48:03

Dr. Jun Yang is a Professor in the Department of Earth System Science at Tsinghua University, China. He received his Ph.D. (2004) in Environmental …

Episode 44 - Andrea Whitely is a garden consultant in Perth, Australia.

June 28th, 2021

49:26

Andrea Whitely is a garden consultant, designing and implementing new gardens, garden renovations, and garden maintenance in Perth, Australia.

Andrea …

Episode 43 - David Hewitt helped research the book Philadelphia Trees: A Field Guide to the City and the Delaware Valley

June 21st, 2021

47:57

David Hewitt has been working with plants, animals, soils, and water
for more than twenty-five years, starting when he began working on
small farms …

Episode 42 - Max Paschall is the Native Plants Coordinator at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.

June 14th, 2021

51:48

Max Paschall is the Native Plants Coordinator at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, managing the nursery and native plant sales. He …

Episode 41 - Alan M. Jones is President of Manor View Farms in Monkton, Maryland.

June 7th, 2021

41:03

Alan M. Jones is President of Manor View Farms in Monkton, Maryland. He was born in London, England, and immigrated to the United States in 1984.

Episode 40 - Special Edition - The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Philadelphia Flower Show

June 1st, 2021

36:12

Today’s Show is a special edition highlighting the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) Philadelphia Flower Show. We have two special guests

Episode 39 - Jason Lubar is employed at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania as the Associate Director of Urban Forestry.

May 31st, 2021

47:08

Jason Lubar has been employed at Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania as the Associate Director of Urban Forestry for over twenty years. His career has focused on educating a wide audience about trees and …

Episode 38 - Konstanze Fabian is an ISA certified arborist and local manager for Bartlett Tree Experts.

May 24th, 2021

36:50

Konstanze Fabian is an ISA Certified Arborist and ASCA Consulting Arborist. She holds a bachelor's degree in horticulture from Temple University and …

Episode 37 - Alex Smith is the owner of Division Street Landscaping, which is entirely staffed by ex-offenders.

May 16th, 2021

36:33

Alex Smith is the owner of Division Street Landscaping, which is entirely staffed by ex-offenders. Alex started his journey while he was …

Episode 36 - Jim Duggan leads the marketing and sales operations for Rootmaker Products Company, Inc.

May 10th, 2021

41:57

Jim Duggan leads the marketing and sales operations for Rootmaker Products Company, Inc. He oversees directing the sales organization and developing digital marketing programs to build the adoption of the Rootmaker …

Episode 35 - Carol Wagner is a long-time horticulturist at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania a suburb of Philadelphia.

May 3rd, 2021

44:20

Carol Wagner is a long-time horticulturist at Haverford College in Haverford, Pennsylvania a suburb of Philadelphia. A life-long resident of …

Episode 34 - Phil Forsyth currently serves as Co-Executive Director of the Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP)

April 26th, 2021

42:28

Phil Forsyth currently serves as Co-Executive Director of the Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP), a non-profit that plants and supports community orchards in the City of Philadelphia.  Phil has led POP’s orchard design …

Episode 33 - Dwayne Sperber is the founder and owner of Wudeward Urban Forest Products and is a member of the Urban Wood Network.

April 19th, 2021

53:47

Dwayne Sperber, founder, and owner of Wudeward Urban Forest Products has dedicated himself to building the urban wood industry. For nearly 20 years he has advised on the vast potential of this renewable resource. Dwayne …

Episode 32 - Lara Roman is a Research Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Philadelphia Field Station.

April 12th, 2021

55:52

Lara Roman is a Research Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Philadelphia Field Station. She studies the temporal …

Episode 31 - Daan Bleichrodt is Chief Tree Planting Officer at the IVN environmental education - Tiny Forest the Netherlands.

April 5th, 2021

42:29

Daan Bleichrodt is on a mission to re-connect urban kids with nature worldwide. He is Chief Tree Planting Officer at the IVN environmental education and leads the Tiny Forest movement in the Netherlands. He is also a …

Episode 30 - Lori Hayes is the Director of Urban Forestry in Philadelphia

March 29th, 2021

45:21

Lori Hayes is the Director of Urban Forestry, and District Tree Crew, Districts 5, 6, 7, & 8, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and is a …

Episode 29 - Diane Ehrich is the owner of Collins Nursery, a small retail nursery in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

March 22nd, 2021

46:49

Diane Ehrich owns Collins Nursery, a small retail nursery in Glenside, Pennsylvania which specializes in container-grown native plants from the …

Episode 28 - Richard McCoy is the own of Richard A. McCoy Horticultural Services Inc.

March 15th, 2021

38:56

Richard McCoy has over 30-years of experience in the green industry. He is the visionary behind Richard A. McCoy Horticultural Services Inc., founded …

Episode 27 - Abra Lee is a national speaker, writer, and owner of Conquer the Soil.

March 8th, 2021

36:44

Abra Lee is a national speaker, writer, and owner of Conquer the Soil a platform that combines Black garden history and current events to raise …

Episode 26 - Max Blaustein is an Environmental Scientist with the Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation's Natural Lands Management team.

March 1st, 2021

38:04

Max Blaustein is an Environmental Scientist with the Philadelphia Department of Parks & Recreation's Natural Lands Management team. His work has focused on the restoration and operation of a historic nursery …

Episode 25 - Robin Rick is the facilities and landscape manager at The Woodlands

February 22nd, 2021

40:58

Robin Rick has been a Woodlands Grave Gardener since 2016 and The
Woodlands' Facility and Landscape Manager since 2018. It is with great
pleasure and purpose that Robin works to care for the locally and
nationally …

Episode 24 - Jordan Foreman is a foreman and plant healthcare specialist for Bartlett Tree Experts

February 15th, 2021

38:38

Jordan Foreman grew up in Central Jersey just a stone's throw from Six Mile Run.  He has always loved to hike in the woods, but it wasn't until he …

Episode 23 - Dale Hendricks is the owner of Green Light Plants, LLC

February 8th, 2021

46:04

Dale Hendricks has been growing and propagating plants professionally since 1975. In 1988 he co-founded North Creek Nurseries, Inc in order to propagate and grow perennials and grasses with an emphasis on natives and …

Episode 22 - Hasan Malik is the owner of the Tree Authority in Perkasie, Pennsylvania

January 31st, 2021

43:22

Hasan Malik's fascination with trees has been a constant for as long as he can remember.  With a hand pruners or saw, he readily gave attention to the tree problems he encountered growing up in Northeast Philadelphia. …

Episode 21 - Michael Dunn's area of focus since 2016 has been the integration of the urban forest into urban and regional planning in Southeastern Pennsylvania and beyond.

January 24th, 2021

35:36

Michael Dunn is the founder and president of Preservation Tree and is the Consulting Municipal Arborist for West Chester Borough in Pennsylvania. He …

Episode 20 - Steve Goin is the Director of Land and Facilities at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

January 17th, 2021

40:38

Steve Goin is the Director of Land and Facilities at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, the largest privately held greenspace in the city of Philadelphia. He graduated from Penn State University with a …

Episode 19 - Aaron Greenberg is the Arboretum Manager for Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries

January 11th, 2021

40:04

Aaron Greenberg is the Arboretum Manager for Laurel Hill and West Laurel Cemeteries, where he oversees gardens, grounds, and a collection of over …

Episode 18 - Bob Wells works for Wells Tree & Landscape in Princeton NJ

December 20th, 2020

42:44

Robert Wells (Bob) is a consulting arborist with 49 years of experience in the arboricultural industry.

He entered the tree world as a climber with …

Episode 17 - Charles King Sadler is a designer, arborist, and educator at King Garden Designs, Inc.

December 13th, 2020

45:30

For over two decades, Charles King Sadler has immersed himself in the design and care of landscapes throughout North American, this has resulted in …

Episode 16 - Joan Maloof is a writer, an ecologist, a conservationist, and the founder of the Old-Growth Forest Network

December 7th, 2020

38:02

Joan Maloof is a writer, an ecologist, and a conservationist with a unique voice in today’s times. She has studied and worked with plants her entire …

Episode - 15 Maria Zampini 4th generation nurseryman and owner of UpShoot LLC

November 30th, 2020

41:29

Maria is a 4th generation nurseryman and proud of it! After graduating from Penn State with a BS in Horticulture, she ran the family’s 1000-acre …

Episode 14 - Nancy Buley Director of Communications for J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., wholesale tree growers of Boring, Oregon.

November 22nd, 2020

39:01

Nancy Buley is Director of Communications for J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co., wholesale tree growers of Boring, Oregon, where she has been “talking …

Episode 13 - Andy Schenck from Sam Brown's Wholesale Nursery

November 15th, 2020

38:26

Andy Schenck, a self-professed plant nerd, is the owner of Sam Brown’s Wholesale Nursery in Malvern, PA where he has worked for 22 years. Andy …

Episode 12 - John Berryhill from Smith College is our guest this week

November 9th, 2020

43:26

John Berryhill is the Landscape Curator for the Botanic Garden of Smith College where he has worked for just over 23 years. In that time, he has …

Episode 11 - Patrick Joyce the Nursery Manager at Longwood Gardens

November 1st, 2020

31:27

Patrick Joyce is the Nursery Manager at Longwood Gardens.  He oversees the woody plant production and procurement for the Gardens.  He earned a …

Episode 10 - Christopher Uhland of Harmony Hill Nursery

October 25th, 2020

30:30

Christopher Uhland is the Head Arborist and Owner of Harmony Hill Nursery, LLC a field production woody plant nursery in Downingtown, Chester County, PA.  He enjoys the challenge of growing trees and shrubs as well as …

Episode 9 - Paul Meyer is the retired F. Otto Haas Executive Director of the Morris Arboretum

October 18th, 2020

30:38

Paul Meyer is the retired F. Otto Haas Executive Director of the Morris Arboretum.  During his 43-year tenure at the Arboretum (28 years as …

Episode 8 - Julianne Schieffer is Penn State Extension Urban Forester

October 11th, 2020

32:42

The beautiful tree-lined streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin first influenced Julianne Schieffer to make trees and forests her life’s passion. Armed with …

Episode 7 - Jennifer Walker from the Barnes Arboretum at St. Joseph's University

October 4th, 2020

33:30

Jennifer Walker is the Head Gardener at the Barnes Foundation at Saint Joseph’s University. She enjoys the challenge of managing and growing the tree canopy and other flora of this historic arboretum, as well as being …

Episode 6 - John Berryhill from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts

September 26th, 2020

34:38

John Berryhill is the Landscape Curator for the Botanic Garden of Smith College where he has worked for over 23 years. During that time, he has …

Episode 5 - Julie Snell from TEND landscape inc.

September 19th, 2020

29:01

Julie Snell is co-founder and principal at TEND landscape inc, a woman-owned landscape architecture firm in Philadelphia, and co-owner of Redbud …

Episode 4 - Louise Clarke from Morris Arboretum

September 14th, 2020

27:40

Louise Clarke is a senior horticulturist employed by the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. She is the horticultural director of …

Episode 3 - Kathy Jentz - Washington Gardener Magazine

September 5th, 2020

25:05

Kathy Jentz is Editor, Publisher, and Founder of Washington Gardener Magazine which is published specifically for the local metro area of Washington D.C. and its suburbs. The premier issue of the magazine was released …

Episode 2 - Bob (Robert) Gutowski - Morris Arboretum

August 30th, 2020

37:11

Bob Gutowski Director of Education, Visitor Experience, and Outreach at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania shares his many years of tree planting as a child and right through his professional career …

Episode 1 - Mindy Maslin - PHS' Tree Tenders

August 22nd, 2020

21:11

Mindy Maslin founded Tree Tenders while working for PHS (Pennsylvania Horticulture Society) 30 years ago. The program has been adopted by many cities …

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