First Quarter 2017 CTUFC Newsletter
Citizen Forester Report
By David Coke
The Citizen Forester Liaison to the CTUFC Board resigned in January. The Citizen Forester Leadership has presented to the Board a revisited the definition of that position and is working on finding a replacement. We thank Camille Drinan for all of her contributions to the Citizen Forester program and to the CTUFC Board. We wish her well in all of her future endeavors.
Patsy Miller has accepted the position of Arlington Citizen Forester Coordinator and is already working with the Arlington Forestry staff and others to bring more activities to the Arlington area.
The first quarter of 2017 was busy. Eleven Citizen Foresters attended the CTUFC annual convention, eighteen attended the First Quarter Citizen Forester Meeting, and Denton’s Citizen Forester Training session has twenty two students.
Citizen Foresters aided by Fort Worth Botanic Garden volunteers, pruned The Grove and over the parking lot behind The Gardens Restaurant in January. We also pruned trees on the south side of Lancaster west of the old Post Office in January. The next time you are in the Botanic Gardens or in the south of downtown Fort Worth be sure to admire the work done at those locations.
Citizen Foresters also aided at the Arlington Tree Farm and at the Fort Worth Tree Farm.
The Citizen Foresters contributed a total of over 171 hours of volunteer time and continuing education time during the first quarter of 2017.