Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund

Bonnie Appleton“Bonnie Appleton was an inspiring person to her students and to the industries that she worked with.  Her research bridged many fields from horticulture and arboriculture to nursery and landscape management, landscape design and utility arboriculture.  Bonnie was a frequent speaker at chapter and national ISA events and was also involved in the development of the ISA certification program.  Her passing has been felt in the green industry across the US and internationally, we miss her passion and advocacy for horticulture and arboriculture education and research.

“To honor Bonnie, the legacy of her research, and her mentoring of many students; the Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund was established at the TREE Fund.  This national fund will be used to sponsor scholarships to help support undergraduate students continuing in her footsteps to benefit the green industry.” (Source: B. White, VDOF)

MAC-ISA has raised over $40,000 but needs your help to reach the initial goal of $100,000.  These scholarships will honor and recognize Bonnie Appleton and the tremendous research and help she gave to all the various green industry fields.

Click HERE to donate directly at TREE FUND and select the Bonnie Appleton Memorial Fund (third one down).  All donations are tax deductible.

Fly-By Forestry Takes Off

LOC7“As they formulate ways to protect endangered woodlands and rehabilitate ones already lost, scientists and governments need detailed information on the structures and vulnerabilities of forests around the world. Traditional ground-based surveys lack sufficient scope, so scientists are turning to another way to take the measure of the trees: light detection and ranging, or LiDAR, remote-imaging technology.

Remote laser imaging can measure the health and density of forests, allowing scientists to observe large swaths of vital ecosystems all at once.”

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Clabby, Catherine.  2015 Jan.  Fly-By Forestry Takes Off. American Scientist Jan-Feb 2015:


Connecting With Nature? There’s an App for That

2014-12-04-iphonephoto-thumb[1]Let’s face it, people are tied to their technology.  Smartphones travel with us wherever we venture. Why not use this resource as a way of more deeply connecting with nature?  Apps that  encourage  nature exploration and environmental literacy are readily available.   More and more, environmental organizations are finding ways to use technology to encourage people to spend time in nature.

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Klasky, Ben.  2014 Dec 04. Connecting With Nature? There’s an App for That. Huffington Post: Green.