Hill Elected to Board of Texas Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture

Houston-area forester Jack Hill has been elected to Board of Directors of the Texas Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

Hill is currently Senior Urban Forester for BURDITT, a sustainable resource solutions company that has provided natural resource planning and consulting services for a variety of projects including METRO’s light rail project, Midtown Redevelopment, Root Memorial Square Park, Allen Parkway Village, Brays Bayou, Halls Bayou biking trails and Lackland Air Force Base. The company also recently completed data collection for the United States Forest Service¹s Urban Forest Effects (UFORE) project to model the beneficial effects of urban forests on air quality in the Gulf Coast region.

"This is an honor for me," said Hill, a charter member of the Texas Chapter ISA since 1978. "I feel very fortunate to represent the Houston area as a Board Member of the Texas Chapter ISA."

Hill will take office following the Texas Chapter ISA's Texas Tree Conference, which will be held Oct. 30 and 31 in Waco, Texas. He will serve a two-year term on the Society's Board of Directors.

In addition to Hill's affiliation with the Texas Chapter ISA, he is past President of the Houston Area Urban Forestry Council and a member of Park People, Trees for Houston, the Society of American Foresters and the National Arbor Day Foundation. Hill has also participated in many award-winning urban forest projects throughout the Southern and Eastern United States, including both the Texas Urban Forestry and National Arbor Day Project Awards.

The Texas Chapter ISA is a professional educational organization comprised of individuals who are involved in the care of trees. Members include owners and employees of private tree-care companies, utility foresters, urban foresters, university and college faculty, consultants, landscapers, nurserymen, landscape architects and many other professionals involved in tree care. The ISA is a global network of more than 15,000 professionals dedicated to proper tree care.

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