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Meet April Jackson

 

April earned a Bachelor of Science in Botany from Michigan State University in 2003 and completed her PhD in Plant Biology at Rutgers University in 2020. After receiving her degree from Michigan State, and prior to attending graduate school, April operated her own business in the Lansing, MI area where she provided high-end clientele with plant design and management strategies for plant health care and long-term seasonal maintenance.

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Memberships

  • Member of the Society of American Foresters
  • Member of the American Horticultural Society
  • Member of the International Society of Arboriculture – Michigan Chapter

Presentations

Variation in response to drought and temperature stress among populations of the hard maple complex, International Conference on Tree Diversity, Alnarp, Sweden (2014).

Physiological and morphological variation within the hard maple complex, Botanical Society of America Conference, Boise, ID (2014)

Genetic variation within the Acer species complex with regard to water and temperature stress, 2nd International Conference on Urban Tree Diversity, Melbourne, Australia, (2016)

Why I Became an Arborist

“I believe that trees matter. They matter to people and to the environment. I am passionate about promoting the benefits of trees, while providing people with advice that enables well-informed decisions based on realistic goals.”

My Customer Service Philosophy

“Putting a client at ease by letting them know you are qualified, here to help, and that you can see a path forward has been a rewarding approach for me and my clients.”