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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.

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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

Thomas Pitto

Thomas Pitto

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.

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Kenique Ivery

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.

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Eliza Gail Tiongson

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.

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Kira Nash

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.

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Fern Berghofer

Fern Berg

Editor-in-Chief

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.

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