The Arboriculture Society of Michigan Foundation promotes the profession of arboriculture and urban forestry in the State of Michigan. It is our mission to promote the study of arboriculture through scholarship, preserve the history of arboriculture and educate the public to professional arboricultural practices.
ASM FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President, ASM Foundation
Joe Aiken, Senior Regional Technical Manager for Great Lake States and Canada. An ISA certified arborist with over 30 years in the tree industry, Joe Aiken’s knowledge of plant health care is both diverse and extensive. Joe shares his belief in tree preservation by educating others on the benefit of protecting our urban and natural forests with more environmentally friendly solutions. Joe currently works as a Senior Regional Technical Manager with Arborjet, covering the Great Lake States and Canada. He provides sales and technical support to national accounts, distributors, and plant health care professionals.
Board Secretary & Treasurer
Lisa Kyle is a charter member of the Arboriculture Society of Michigan Foundation, and serves on the Board of Keep Michigan Beautiful. Lisa also Chairs the Grosse Pointe Park Beautification Commission, which advises the City of Grosse Pointe Park on beautification and environmental concerns; promotes and publicizes projects for beautification and environmental concerns for the City and acknowledges projects of beautification.
Brian Colter is a certified arborist. He is the City Forester at the City of Grosse Pointe Park. Brian’s expertise includes management of city trees, maintaining tree Inventories and general tree consulting. Brian also provides consulting services in the areas of municipal ordinance drafting and compliance. In addition to his work with the city, Brian is a liaison to the Grosse Pointe Park Beautification Commission and on the Board of Directors of Keep Michigan Beautiful.
Judd H. Hart
Judd Hart began self-employment in lawn care and landscaping in 1978. Following his time in Oregon continuing his education, Judd came home to Michigan to fulfill his passion for his entrepreneurial skills. He redesigned his lawn care company and focused on the tree care aspect. J. H. Hart Urban Forestry, now one of the largest full-service urban forestry companies in the state, has been providing services to Southeast Michigan since 1988. Judd’s goal remains the protection and beautification of property while maximizing aesthetic balance and enhancing environmental quality.
Cathy Zaccardelli has an Associates Degree in Landscape Horticulture and is a Certified Arborist with both the International Society of Arboriculture and the Arboriculture Society of Michigan. She has a Bachelors Degree in Real Estate and is considered an entrepreneur, having run a small business for over 25 years. Her intense passion for trees, as well as the benefits they provide to the environment, are evident in both her conversation and her drive to share her enthusiasm.