City Trees

September/October 2019

City Trees is a premier publication focused on urban + community forestry. In each issue, you’ll learn how to best manage the trees in your community and more!

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Bruce Levine is a Board Member and former President of the Maryland chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation. He recently defended his University of Maryland master's thesis on "Identifying highly conserved pathogenicity genes in chestnut blight and powdery mildew fungi as targets for novel forms of host resistance." Melissa Mayer is a freelance sci- ence writer based in Portland, Oregon. 10 CityTREES In This Issue: Contributors Sitara Gare is an Arboriculture Coordinator for Brisbane City Council, Australia's largest municipal council. Brisbane is a subtropical city that has an annual storm season that starts in October and ends in March. Sitara's arboriculture passions lie in educating the public about all the benefits of trees and the retention of dead trees for habitat for wildlife, including lizards and insects. Tom Saielli joined The American Chestnut Foundation in 2012 and oversees the organiza- tion's Mid-Atlantic region which includes the TACF state chapters of KY, MD, VA, and WV. He received his MS in Forest Sciences from the University of Vermont in Burlington after earning his BS in Biology and Environmental Science at the University of Colorado in 2007. Owen Croy is an Adjunct Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of British Columbia and does urban forest advisory work for cit- ies and towns. For twenty-five years he managed the park system for the City of Surrey, BC. He has served SMA on the Board, MFI Teaching Team, Editorial Review Committee, and in many other roles. Peter Vujakovic is Professor of Geography at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK. He is the Chair of the University's Biodiversity & Heritage Working Group and edited the "Heritage A to Z" to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Canterbury UNESCO World Heritage Site (see entries on trees—baobab, planes, yew—and wildlife).

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