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"May Contain Tree Nuts": A Master Arborists Perspective on Arboriculture, in General.

Weekly Program

May 24 @ 7:15 am - 8:30 am

John Huddleston - Board Certified Master Arborist

SavATree John Huddleston, Resident Rotarian and Board Certified Master Arborist will explain the science of Arboriculture, as he practices it. He will provide tips for what tree owners can do themselves to promote a healthy landscape, and what they should leave to professionals like his team at SavATree.

About the Speaker

John Huddleston is a recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest from the mile high mountain community of Idyllwild, above Palm Springs. He has been a tree enthusiast since a young child, climbing to the tops of cedars to sway in the wind with the birds and squirrels. As a self-identified Lorax, he began his career slowing the spread of pine bark beetles in the San Bernardino National Forest and became a Certified Arborist in 2006. During the financial crisis in '08, John relocated to Marin County, CA to take on the virulent spread of Sudden Oak Death. It was here that he was mentored by the two very first Certified Arborists, Mike Green and Dave Anderson, as well as noteworthy PhD, Tom Smiley, who literally wrote the books on Arboriculture. John became a Board Certified Master Arborist in 2015, and a Registered Consulting Arborist in 2017, joining the ranks of less than 100 professionals in North America to hold both of these high credentials simultaneously. John married the love of his life, his lovely wife April who is also a Certified Arborist, in 2018. Together, they were highly engaged in the community of Idyllwild, and chose to join Idyllwild Rotary Club in 2022. They have two amazing children, Odin, aged 4, and Lili, aged 1. Although they will always hold Idyllwild dear in their hearts, a constant threat of wildfire and a longing for a greener world inspired them to move the clan to Washington in January 2024. John is now a trusted tree advisor and residential sales Arborist for SavATree - Puget Sound.


May 24
7:15 am - 8:30 am
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Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club
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The Salvation Army Eastside Corps
911 164th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98008 United States
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