The Goal of Tree Vitalize
Our team of tree lovers have one main goal in mind, to help you understand and love trees as much as we do!
By empowering you with information about tree planting, care and selection, as well as the diverse benefits of trees, we hope to inspire you to plant your own tree.
In doing so, you will begin to more clearly understand that beyond being essential for our survival, trees really do enrich our lives in so many ways.
5 Reasons to Plant a Tree
Trees purify the air & provide oxygen
Trees are a habitat for many wildlife
Trees beautify & have a calming effect
Trees provide shade & conserve energy
Trees increase property values
Meet Our Team
Fern discovered her love of gardening later in life but has not wasted any time catching up on missed years.
She has contributed to the planting and care of over 100 different fruit, nut, native and ornamental trees over the past 5 years on her property.
Fern has a special interest in biodynamic farming, food production and closed loop agriculture.
When not in the garden or exercising her dogs, you will find her preserving the harvest or with her nose buried in a novel.
Lyrae grew up in the forests of BC, Canada, where she got a BSc. in Environmental Sciences.
Her whole life, she has loved studying plants, from the tiniest flowers to the most massive trees.
She is currently researching native plants of North America and spends her time traveling, hiking, documenting, and writing.
When not researching or writing, she is homeschooling her brilliant autistic son, who travels with her and benefits from a unique hands-on education about the environment around him.
Kenique grew up in Florida and currently lives in southern China. Before China, he spent many years in Portugal and the Caribbean.
Since he was knee-high, he has been gardening and was an active member of FFA (Future Farmers of America).
He is his best self in a densely wooded forest or park.
Depending on the day, you can find him reading, hiking, traveling, exercising, sipping lots of tea, or eating everything in sight.
Thomas has worked for a number of years as the head of plant propagation for a horticultural contractor taking care of many different species of ornamental trees & shrubs.
He learned how to propagate certain endangered endemic species and has a love of permaculture, sustainability and conscious living.
When Thomas isn’t hiking in nature he can be found playing music, reading a book, or eating fruit under a tree.
Shannon has loved looking after trees and plants for as long as she can remember. She grew up gardening with her family in their off-grid home and looking after her neighbor’s plant nursery.
As a child she also participated in native tree replanting, and as an adult has volunteered in reforestation programs in northern Vietnam. Today, she puts her horticultural efforts into tending her vegetable and herb gardens, and learning about homesteading and permaculture.
When she’s not reading, writing, and gardening, she’ll be out fishing and foraging for edible flora and fungi in the countryside around her home.
Peyton considers trees not just as plants that provide shade or yummy fruits, but as necessary for a healthy life and community.
Peyton has done most of her research on environmental politics, but recently has shifted her focus towards actual agricultural practices, learning about ideas like agroforestry, food forests, and permaculture gardening.
She’s most often in the kitchen whipping something up, but otherwise can be found on long bike rides or doing research.
Elaina has had her hands on the Earth since she was little. For over a decade, she’s been tending gardens and learning about plants and trees.
A seasoned writer with a green thumb, Elaina loves to write about everything from gardening and homesteading to health and wellness.
When she’s not in the garden, you can find her in the chicken coop, with her rabbits, or somewhere in the woods with her cats and dog.
Lakeisha grew up in East Africa, literally surrounded by nature which sparked her interest in learning more about trees and plants from a very young age.
She belongs to a family of gardeners, so for her, gardening is a way of life. As a self-taught gardener, Lakeisha has successfully grafted trees to produce hybrids for gardens and landscapes.
When she’s not gardening, she’s writing about her experience with nature or watching baking fails.
Cam is a forest dweller writing about animals, plants, and ecological-centered living from the hollers of Southeast Appalachia where she lives off-grid in her self-built cabin.
She shares 20 forested acres with her wonderful partners and pals, an ever-growing pack of rescue dogs, and all the plants and critters who call these woods home.
When she’s not writing, she’s probably either on a mushroom hike, working on the infinite list of to-do projects around the land, playing her viola, or bringing home yet another foster pup.
Eliza is a plant hobbyist from the botanically diverse country of the Philippines. She grew up surrounded by trees, farms, and all sorts of flora which sparked her passion for the conservation of nature.
When Eliza is not busy reading and writing about plants, you will find her digging and growing in the garden where she feels the happiest.
She equally loves animals, cosmology, books, music, and art.
Kira Nash lives with her family in the sunny French countryside amidst bees and swallows.
A writer, editor and artist by trade, she also teaches creative meditation. She’s passionate about nature and ecology and tries to live as green a life as possible.
In her spare time, she surfs, reads, and plays with her cats, although not usually all at once.
She loves tea a little too much.