Magazine article American Forests

Meet Our Field Reps

Magazine article American Forests

Meet Our Field Reps

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Ronald G. Abraham is our field rep for the Great Lakes region. Ron recently retired as state forester and chief of Ohio's Division of Forestry, after 13 years of service. Prior to serving as chief, Ron worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 27 years. He received his forestry degree from Michigan State University and a master's in political science from Ohio University. The state Department of Natural Resources recently named a 69-acre site in Sandusky County the Ronald G. Abraham Forest.

Representing AMERiCAN FORESTS in North Carolina is Guy Meilleur a practicing and consulting arborist who has managed trees since 1965. Guy is a graduate student in plant pathology and agricultural Extension education at North Carolina State University. He is studying ways to strengthen the understanding of trees among Master Gardeners. Guy is secretary and chair of the education and webpage committees of NCUFC and a member of the Forest History Society. Joseph Murray has joined AMERICAN

FORESTS as field rep for Virginia. He is assistant professor of biology, arboretum director, and arboriculture program director for the Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, Virginia. Joe is actively involved in urban forestry issues across the state and is a board member of the Virginia Urban Forest Council, Ron has a small millennium grove of 25 historic trees that relate to the history of Virginia.

Carl H. Reidel is our field representative for the New England region. He is vice president of the New England Environmental Policy Center; The Daniel Clarke Sanders professor emeritus of environmental policy, and professor emeritus of natural resources and public administration at the University of Vermont. …

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