Magazine article American Forests

Professor of Forestry Dr. James Kielbaso

Magazine article American Forests

Professor of Forestry Dr. James Kielbaso

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AMERICAN FORESTS SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD member Dr. James Kielbaso is professor emeritus in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University. He has served on the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, the International Society of Arboriculture's Board of Directors and the Michigan Forestry and Park Association's Board of Directors.

What is your favorite aspect or favorite part of your field?

Having concentrated on urban forestry, I've learned to appreciate the many values that trees provide cities, large and small, toward improving the environment where we live.

What was the most difficult moment that you've experienced in pursuit of your work?

Probably the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council's listening session held in Biloxi, Miss., witnessing the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and the aftermath of the Oakland Hillsides Fire, which was in large part due to the planting of too many eucalyptus--which are almost explosive. …

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