Tim Parsons has been the Landscape Horticulturist at Middlebury College, in Middlebury Vermont since 2006. His responsibilities include care and maintenance of the colleges’ urban forest, landscape design and installation, and sustainable turf grass management of the athletic fields. He has taught a winter term Biology class, Trees and the Urban Forest, which looked not only at tree and urban forest biology, but computer modeling for urban tree benefits, including stormwater and carbon sequestration. He is a member of the college’s Master Plan Implementation Committee, the Emergency Response Team, and the Community Council, and has served on the Environmental Council.
Tim graduated from the University of Vermont in 1989 with a B.S. in Plant and Soil Science with an Environmental Studies co-major. He is a Vermont Certified Horticulturist, and a Certified Arborist by the International Society of Arboriculture. Tim is a past president of Greenworks, The Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association, and served on the board of directors for 6 years, and was chosen in 2003 as the Young Nurseryman of the Year by the New England Nursery Association.
In the Green industry for over 25 years, Tim has run a garden center, his own landscape design/build company, and been a caretaker for a large estate. Although he grew up in Connecticut, he has lived in Vermont for 22 years, and now lives at the base of Snake Mountain in Weybridge, Vermont, with his wife, 3 daughters, and too many gardens. He writes about the landscape and environmental topics on his blog, The Middlebury Landscape.