The January New Year’s Kick-off Brunch is one of the RGs favorite meetings. Homemade baked goods and savory dishes were contributed by our talented home cooks. Member John Nestro, who is a certified arborist for Davey Tree Company, presented an interesting and informative program on “Tree Preservation.”
John is a certified arborist with The Davey Tree Expert Company and serves as our second Assistant Treasurer, plus he is the committee chair for the Rowayton School Pond. In his presentation, John discussed the importance of tree preservation and soil care. He notes that we are often focused on what the canopy looks like above ground and adds that we tend to overlook the other half of the tree – the roots. John informed us about the hazards that trees face underground and tell us how to mitigate these issues, so that the trees can continue to live long and happy lives.