Speaker: Jake Henry is new to the Savannah area, working as the Field Manager for the Savannah Tree Foundation since August of 2018. In this position, Jake focuses on coordinating tree planting and volunteer events, as well as maintaining trees after planting. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences from Cornell University, and his Masters in Forestry from Mississippi State University. Jake’s experience with non-profit conservation organizations has helped shape how he not only conserves natural resources, but engages the community. Most recently, Jake also became an ISA Certified Arborist.
Title: Right Tree, Right Place: The Savannah Tree Foundation has a history of preserving, protecting, and planting trees across Chatham County since 1982, and one of the most important components of this work is identifying the right tree for the right place. In this presentation by STF Field Manager Jake Henry, we will learn about all of the factors that should be considered when planting a tree, and why many trees struggle in our urban environment. How big will your tree grow? What is its rooting behavior like? Is the soil of your planting site appropriate for your preferred tree species? Learn about all of this and more at the October 15th presentation!