Women In Arb Soundbite with Claire Harbinson

This is a taster of a long documentary entirely featuring women who are working in the arboricultural industry – tree surgeon, tree officer, arboricultural consultants, a career-changer,  a technical specialist, and the Chair of the Arboricultural Association. 

And it's all conducted in a virtual coffee shop.  

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  • Michelle Ryan - Women In Arb - Soundbite
    Michelle Ryan, Chair of the Arboricultural Association, talks to Sharon for this episode of Women in Arb. 
  • Women In Arb Soundbite with Claire Harbinson
    This is a taster of a long documentary entirely featuring women who are working in the arboricultural industry - tree surgeon, tree officer, arboricultural consultants, a career-changer,  a technical specialist, and the Chair of the Arboricultural Association. And it's all conducted in a virtual coffee shop.  
  • Naomi Zurcher - Beetle Busting Bronx Style - And more!
    In this episode, Naomi explains the path her career took when a career in dance was set aside for a chance to work in arboriculture.  She explains:-Growing up in Bronx NY and studying dance and music throughout my formative years, I would never have imagined the professional life realized. I studied Botany, Horticulture, Landscape Design, but […]

Naomi Zurcher – Beetle Busting Bronx Style – And more!

In this episode, Naomi explains the path her career took when a career in dance was set aside for a chance to work in arboriculture.  She explains:-

Growing up in Bronx NY and studying dance and music throughout my formative years, I would never have imagined the professional life realized.

 I studied Botany, Horticulture, Landscape Design, but nothing fit until my first hike in the Catskills (NY) Forever Wild forest. My tree journey led me to the developing world of Urban Forestry studies and a relationship with Federal and State Urban Foresters, enabling me to 

   • co-author the Federal ReLeaf U&CF program for NY State; implement /chair the program in NYC;

   • author Recommendations for an Urban Forest Management Plan;

   • coordinate international and local educational conferences, seminars and workshops for 

      professionals and concerned citizens;

   • develop/ initiate informed stewardship/ citizen science opportunities for concerned NY 

      residents, e.g. the Asian Longhorned Beetle NYC Public Outreach program (Federally-funded).

 I became a Certified Arborist in 1996, working as a Consulting Arborist, specializing in reviewing/ editing/ authoring Tree/ Landscape Preservation/ Protection specifications for large public infrastructure projects, developing a “Building WITH Trees” approach to design and build.

 I co-organized and chaired NYC Root Zone, a 501-c-3, authoring publications and providing informal educational opportunities for landscape professionals. I am now semi-retired, living in Luzern Switzerland and working to enhance and advance European Urban Forestry through 

   • contributions to COST projects;

   • the Swiss federally funded Climate Change Adaptation project;

   • implementation of i-Tree as an i-Tree team affiliate member;

   • European Forum on Urban Forestry steering committee membership.

Carbon Offsetting

For the past 22 years, as Director of Business Development, Joh Stulen's Innovatek team has delivered business improvement services through WoodWORKS and Forest Industry Engineering Association. FIEA is the leading provider of technology transfer to forest and wood products sectors in Australasia.  The group has developed over 200 international forest and wood technology conferences in New Zealand, Australia and North America.

Sean Weaver is founder and CEO of Ekos – an environmental financing consulting business focusing on indigenous forest carbon projects and zero carbon certification for organisations and products. He is an international expert in indigenous forest carbon, carbon markets and market-based mechanisms for environmental and climate financing. He is a forest carbon consultant to national and local governments (NZ and the Pacific Islands), multilateral banks (World Bank, African Development Bank), international agencies (UNDP, SPREP) small medium and large businesses/corporations. A former senior lecturer in Environmental Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. He has a PhD in Forestry, and is based in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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