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  • Meeting at St John Lutheran Church 7214 South Cass Avenue Darien, IL 60561 United States (map)

6:30pm - Social / 7:00pm - Presentation by Tom Tyler / 8pm General Meeting

It’s OAKtober! Join us for a presentation by Tom Tyler of Bartlett Tree Service.

Tom has had a lifelong passion for plants. He followed his passion earning a B.S. in Horticulture from Clemson and a M.S. in Plant Breeding from Purdue. After two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer, Tom began a 16-year career as an Extension Agent in Indianapolis, then Arlington, VA. He solved thousands of tree and plant maladies, and trained hundreds of Tree Steward, Master Gardener, and Urban Gardener volunteers. He taught about woody plants in George Washington University's Landscape Design program and hosted a call-in garden radio show. He has been a speaker at the Woody Plant Symposium at Chicago Botanic Garden and for garden and community groups. He co-authored the Indiana Gardener's Guide. Tom has been a commercial arborist for 15 years and a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture since 2002. The Tree Care Industry Association has certified him as a Tree Safety Professional. He enjoys beautiful landscapes and people who love trees everyday!