Melissa LeVangie has been a passionate member of the field of arboriculture for over 15 years. Ms. LeVangie is the Owner/Operator of an arboricultural consulting firm called Trees New England, which is based in Central Massachusetts. She provides consulting to private, state and federal entities and develops safety programs and websites for small tree care companies. Melissa also works as a Tree Climbing Inspector for the USDA Asian Longhorned Beetle Eradication Program in Worcester, MA. She is an International Society of Arborists (ISA) Certified Tree Worker and Certified Arborist, as well as a certified arborist in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and a Certified Tree Safety Professional (CTSP).
She is also involved with numerous professional organizations that advance arboriculture. Melissa is past President of the Massachusetts Tree Wardens and Foresters Association, and past President of the New England Chapter of ISA. She currently is the Chair of the New England ISA Tree Climbing Competition.
She enjoys giving arboricultural presentations to organizations like garden clubs, cemetery associations, and conferences alike – educating people about the importance, health and magic of trees.
Melissa has also assisted to develop an annual Women’s Tree Climbing Workshop which has educated artists, interested professionals, photographers, and tree enthusiasts about tree climbing techniques.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys riding her motorcycle, cycling and running.
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