WHO I AM:
I’ve lived in Arden since 2007, and I’ve served on the Civic Committee since 2017.
INTEREST AND/OR SKILLS:
My area of service to the Civic Committee is tree management and turf improvement. My interest and passion is maintaining and diversifying the magnificent tree canopy that makes Arden special. I have worked with many arborists while attending to trees in Arden: From Bartlett, Davey, Ron’s Tree Service, M. LaBare Arborists, Tree Tech Consulting and others. I have procured grants for Tree Planting or management and serve on the Urban and Community Forestry Council of the Delaware Forest Service. I have taken classes and webinars on all aspects of tree care from many resources including: The Penn State Extension, the Morris Arboretum, Mt. Cuba Center and the Delaware Nature Society. . I have attended Tree Canopy conferences on Tree Management and tree care given by the Penn-Del Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. I also attend conferences to educate myself about Best Management Practices for the control of surface water including the Annual Delaware Wetlands conference and the annual Watershed Congress sponsored by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network as well as webinars by the Penn State Extension.