In this episode I sit down with Scott Altenhoff and we discuss how construction impacts trees and the politics sometimes involved with it. We also discuss Scott's involvement with the Society of Municipal Arborists, among other things.
Scott Altenhoff is the Management Analyst for the City of Eugene’s Urban Forestry Program. Scott has been working as a municipal arborist/urban forester for the City since 2005. Prior to that, he worked for 13 years as a commercial arborist and forest surveyor, based in Eugene but working throughout the Pacific Northwest. Scott has a longstanding passion for big, old trees and the wide variety of organisms that depend on them. In 2004, he co-founded the Pacific Tree Climbing Institute in an effort to raise public awareness about the importance of ancient trees and old-growth forests. For several years, Scott taught courses in Beginning and Advanced Arboriculture at Linn-Benton Community College. Scott has a B.A. in Classics (Latin, Greek, and Ancient Philosophy) from the University of Oregon and a Graduate Certificate in Urban Forestry from Oregon State University. Scott is an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Board Certified Master Arborist, Municipal Specialist, and Qualified Tree Risk Assessor and currently serves as Immediate Past President of the Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) and as Incoming Co-Chair of Canopy Watch.
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