2021 Annual Meeting: Keeping the Emerald Necklace Green

Thank you for joining us to learn about the Conservancy’s tree care program and why a healthy urban tree canopy is essential to our city!

Keeping the Emerald Necklace Green, the Conservancy’s 2021 Annual Meeting, was a resounding success when it occurred on May 6. Over 100 attendees learned all about the Conservancy’s tree care work and why a healthy urban tree canopy is essential to our city. We shared an overview of our accomplishments in 2020, took a deep-dive into the tree care work we’ve completed since 2014 and where we’re going next, and saw why tree care is beneficial for the long-term health of the canopy, the community and the environment. If you missed this event, you can enjoy the full program on our YouTube channel, or read more about the Conservancy’s accomplishments over the last year in our 2020 Annual Report.

Learn About Our 2021 Annual Meeting Speakers

Karen Mauney-Brodek
President, Emerald Necklace Conservancy
As the Conservancy’s President, Karen Mauney-Brodek works with Conservancy staff and board members to spearhead capital projects, develop and grow park programs, establish annual budgets, expand fundraising efforts and boost public awareness of the parks to further the organization’s mission to protect, restore and maintain the 1,100 acres of the Emerald Necklace. Her tenure has seen the successful planning and execution of Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace, a large-scale, world-class art exhibition of five “fog sculptures” from Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya, which substantially increased the local and national profile of the Emerald Necklace parks, as well as the Conservancy’s partnership with neighborhood advocates for a major revitalization of Charlesgate Park, the start of the Emerald Necklace.

Erica Holm
Field Operations Coordinator, Emerald Necklace Conservancy

Erica helps manage tree care initiatives through the Conservancy’s Olmsted Tree Society program as well as landscape restoration projects throughout the Emerald Necklace.

Before joining the Conservancy, she conducted songbird research at the University of New Hampshire where she received a BS in Natural Resources. Erica has experience in research, environmental data analysis, retail sales, and music blogging. She can often be found taking long walks in Jamaica Plain with her rescue dog, Mango.

Dr. Jim Clark
Managing Consulting Arborist, HortScience | Bartlett Consulting

Jim has been a Managing Consulting Arborist at HortScience | Bartlett Consulting since 2018.  He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. from the University of California (Davis).  He was Vice President and Principal with HortScience, Inc. from 1991 to 2018.

Jim is co-author (with Nelda Matheny) of several prominent books including Arboriculture – the integrated management of landscape trees, shrubs and vines (also with Dick Harris).  He served on the Board of Directors of both the International Society of Arboriculture and the American Society of Consulting Arborists.

Jim is an ISA Certified Arborist (WE-0846), ASCA tree and plant appraisal qualified, ISA tree risk assessment qualified, an Honorary Life Member of both the ISA and the Western Chapter as well as an all-around good guy.

Thank you to our Annual Meeting Sponsors:

The Caroline Loughlin Fund

Kyle Zick Landscape Architecture, Inc.

Congrats to the winners of our U.S. Open raffle!

Please give a golf clap to Juliette J. attending the championship round on June 16, and to Tim R. who will see the practice round on June 15!

Thanks again to The Country Club for making this raffle possible.