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The purpose of our podcast is to encourage tree planting and proper tree care for our urban forest which includes neighborhoods, parks, and other open spaces. We will also cover the importance of already established trees and their benefits. The show is hosted by Eva Monheim and Hal Rosner certified arborists through the International Society of Arboriculture. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/plantatrilliontrees/support

The Plant a Trillion Trees Podcast Eva Monheim

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The purpose of our podcast is to encourage tree planting and proper tree care for our urban forest which includes neighborhoods, parks, and other open spaces. We will also cover the importance of already established trees and their benefits. The show is hosted by Eva Monheim and Hal Rosner certified arborists through the International Society of Arboriculture. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/plantatrilliontrees/support

    Episode 113 - Hugh Weldon is the Horticultural Manager at Villanova University.

    Episode 113 - Hugh Weldon is the Horticultural Manager at Villanova University.

    Hugh Weldon gained early knowledge of horticulture working on vegetable farms in Ireland – his home country. He earned a horticulture certificate from the practical experience he gained which led him to a supervisory position with a landscape nursery with 30 staff members. He was in the position for 5 years. Hugh then worked as a foreman in a flower and bulb nursery for two years where he continued to broaden his horticulture background.

    He emigrated to the U.S., for greater opportunities in the horticulture industry in 1993 and worked with an arborist learning all aspects of tree care, planting, pruning, and removal. With tree experience under his belt, Hugh worked with a company to learn numerous aspects of landscape maintenance of residential and business properties which included snow removal.

    In 1995 Hugh applied for a grounds position at Villanova University and continued his education earning a Horticulture Degree from Temple University. After several promotions and numerous years of work, Hugh became the Horticultural Supervisor followed by Horticultural Manager. He can now say he has been happily tending the staff and the landscape at Villanova University for over 27 years.


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    Episode 112 - Mayor Tim Schultz is the first mayor to become a Tree Tender through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Tree Tender Program.

    Episode 112 - Mayor Tim Schultz is the first mayor to become a Tree Tender through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's Tree Tender Program.

    Mayor Tim Schultz has been a resident of Hatboro for over 20 years. Devoted to his community, Tim has served in the capacity of Borough Historian, a member of the Hatboro Tricentennial Committee, Chairman of the Hatboro Holiday Parade, and the President of the Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce.

    Mayor Schultz also joined the national Mayors for Monarchs program in 2020 dedicated to improving pollinator survival across America.

    Tim is also the proud owner of Bright House Creative Services, LLC, and loves being behind a camera. In addition to his photography business, Tim is a Realtor at Class Harlan Real Estate.

    Tim, along with his wife DJ and five children, have a passion for all things Hatboro and have dedicated themselves to improving the Borough in every way possible.

    Tim’s strong leadership and devotion to the Hatboro community shines through his work as President of the Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce and now as Mayor.


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    Episode 111 - Ashley Miles is the Administrative Production Assistant at Ruppert Nurseries and Kelly Lewis is the General Manager of Ruppert Nurseries.

    Episode 111 - Ashley Miles is the Administrative Production Assistant at Ruppert Nurseries and Kelly Lewis is the General Manager of Ruppert Nurseries.

    Ashley Miles is the Administrative Production Assistant at Ruppert Nurseries and has held other positions such as In-House Salesperson and Inventory Manager. Ashley has been with Ruppert since 2013. She has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Ashley is also a Certified Professional Horticulturalist. Ashley is an enthusiast of the natural world. Trees have inspired her both personally and professionally and she is grateful that trees have been the focus of her career.

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    Kelly Lewis is the General Manager of Ruppert Nurseries. Kelly was raised in the nursery business working at a family Garden Center from the time he was old enough to be of any help. After a two-year vocational horticulture program in high school, he started working full-time for the family business in a variety of roles and learned the business side of the horticulture industry. After years of traveling the country as a purchaser for the garden center, he decided being a grower was a better fit for the agricultural lifestyle he desired. Starting in 1994 for Ruppert Nurseries, Kelly first worked sales but quickly transitioned to managing the then relatively small tree-growing farm. Since that time, the farm has grown to over 900 acres and planted more than 250,000 trees. Kelly has always been fortunate to be able to attend countless trade shows, seminars, and educational events during his career. Including the first two-year EAGL class (Executive Academy for Growth and Leadership) where he earned a certificate in Applied Horticulture Business from Texas A&M with Dr. Charlie Hall. Kelly has served on the Northern Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association, The Maryland Nursery, Landscape, and Greenhouse Association, Montgomery County Horticultural Advisory Board, and on the Board for Trees for The Future.


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    • 52 min
    Episode 110 - Jill Rose is the State Forest Pathologist with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry.

    Episode 110 - Jill Rose is the State Forest Pathologist with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry.

    Jill Rose is the State Forest Pathologist with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry since September 2019. Previously she was the Forest Health Programs Manager and State Forest Pathologist for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Plant Industries Division for 17 years.

    Jill’s studies included an Associate Degree in Wildlife Technology from Penn State University from the DuBois campus and a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Sciences from the University of Idaho. Jill also holds a Master of Science degree in Plant Pathology from Washington State University.


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    Episode 109 - Steve Shreiner is the president and founder of Shreiner Tree Care established in 1986.

    Episode 109 - Steve Shreiner is the president and founder of Shreiner Tree Care established in 1986.

    Steve Shreiner is the president and founder of Schreiner Tree Care established in 1986. He is a Master Arborist, and Tree Risk Assessment Qualified. Steve has proven successful in developing long-standing client and vendor relationships, many of which are twenty-five-plus years strong. He also enjoys working with clients who care about their trees, landscape, and the greater community. Shreiner has served on various local arboreta, environmental education, and business boards.


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    • 42 min
    Episode 108 - Sir Tim Smit KBE 'discovered' and restored 'The Lost Gardens of Heligan' with John Nelson and is the founder of the Eden Project.

    Episode 108 - Sir Tim Smit KBE 'discovered' and restored 'The Lost Gardens of Heligan' with John Nelson and is the founder of the Eden Project.

    Sir Tim Smit KBE (Knight of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Durham University. This began a lifelong passion for regeneration and putting his passion and energy into his work. He has followed his occupations embracing his many interests from Archaeology through music to wreck diving, Rare Breed animal husbandry, and building restoration. In 1990 he ‘discovered’ and then restored ‘The Lost Gardens of Heligan’ with John Nelson and remains a director. Heligan is now one of the UK’s best-loved gardens having been named ‘Garden of the Year’ by BBC Countryfile Awards in March of 2018.  Tim’s book The Lost Gardens of Heligan won Book of the Year in 1997.

    Today, Tim is Executive Chair and Co-founder of the multi-award-winning Eden Project in Cornwall. Since its opening in 2001, over 23 million people have come to see a once sterile pit, turned into a cradle of life. Eden contains world-class horticulture and startling architecture symbolic of human endeavor and our dependence and unbreakable part in the systems of the natural world.


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