Tree Therapy

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Date(s) - 03/08/2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

So often we take our natural environment  for granted without thinking about the many benefits that it supplies.  Be surprised by the economic, emotional, physical health, and ecological benefits of planting a tree in your yard. Chuck Martin, Senior Horticulturist and Grounds Manager at Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens in Midland, MI will discuss why planting trees is essential to our society’s well-being.  To register for this online program, send an email by March 1 to [email protected] 

Chuck Martin stands next to a champion Birch tree.


Chuck Martin has worked as a Horticulturist at Dow Gardens since 1984. In 2017 he was offered the position of Whiting Forest Grounds Manager. His areas of expertise include: Woody Plants, Perennials, Rose Care and Culture, Native Plants of Michigan, Vines, Invasive Plants, Ground Maintenance, and Pruning. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Michigan State University and a Master’s Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. During his time at the University of Wisconsin, Chuck was selected to do an internship at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston, Massachusetts.  To continue his education, Chuck earned an MBA from Northwood University.  Chuck also serves as a Garden Journalist for the Midland Daily News. Through his numerous lectures and presentations, many schools, gardening clubs and civic groups have been enriched by his passion and enthusiasm for his work in horticulture.