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Tree Friends

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:06 pm
by Devin
Hello everyone it feels good to be part of such a remarkable organization that is welcomes any being who is interested in native trees. Traveling around the country sometimes it can be hard finding people who are really conscious and passionate about trees and ecology in general; this site makes me feel like I have hundreds of tree friends from all around the world!
I am a 28 year-old student of life with a strong passion towards forest ecology and horticulture. I have been living in northern California for the past two years working for Redwood National Park as a forest technician monitoring Sudden Oak Death (Phytophthora ramorum). This year I am fortunate enough to be working in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park fighting the hemlock woolly adelgid. I have worked in numerous nurseries and have personally grown thousands of native trees propagated personally from seed/cuttings I have collected from the wild.
Some of the photos yall have been posting are really beautiful. I really enjoy them. I look forward to talkin tree talk with any of you fine folk or if you are in the Gatlinburg TN area I would always love company botanizing in the woods.

Devin

Re: Tree Friends

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:40 pm
by dbhguru
Devin,

Welcome aboard. You are definitely among friends. You may have heard of Will Blozan, President of NTS. He has treated many trees in the Smokies. He used to be a science technician there. I know of no one who knows the big tree hot spots better than Will.

My wife Monica and I will be in the Smokies around April 13th to the 18th. Maybe we can hook up. Again, welcome aboard.

Bob

Re: Tree Friends

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:41 pm
by Devin
Hey Robert,
If you and your wife want any company on your hike while your in town dont hesitate to give me a call.

Re: Tree Friends

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:06 am
by pdbrandt
Welcome to the forum, Devin. I look forward to seeing your posts from the TN side of the smokies!

Re: Tree Friends

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:16 pm
by Devin
Thanks Patrick if you ever doing some hiking around the smoky mts and need a place to crash your welcome to give me a call.

Re: Tree Friends

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:35 pm
by dbhguru
Devin,

Sounds good. My cell phone is 413-320-8894. Hopefully, we can hook up for a walk in the Smokies during my wife's and my April stay.

Bob